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A News Magazine Published by Governor Dummer Academy 

Spring 2003 


- r. Charles F. Perkins (second from left standing) attended Governor Dummer Academy 
in 1889-90. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Perkins was the son of Gaius Perkins 
and Emma L. Pike. His father founded Grand Rapids School Furniture Company (now 
American Seating Company) in 1 886, which became the largest manufacturer of school furniture in 
the country and the producer of an attached desktop and chair unit designed to enhance students' 
productivity and physical development. Perkins did not enter the family business, but rather pursued a 
career with his brother in the wholesale lumber business. He died in 1952 at age 81. 

Governor Dummer Academy is privileged to possess a large collection of photographs, papers and other 
items of memorabilia in its archives. We always welcome new additions. Moreover, if you are an alumnus or friend 
of the Academy with the resources, talents and inclination to help us organize our extensive archives, make them 
more "user friendly," and create displays for public viewing, please contact Director of Communications Judith 
Klein, 978-499-3236, or GDA, Elm St., Byfield, MA 01922. 

The Archon 

Published since IH84 


John M. Doggett,Jr. 


Judith Klem P'99 


David Oxton 
Stephen Falvey 
Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Don Wieczorek 'I >4 

Art Director 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Director of Development 

Patricia Tobin Peterman P'01, '03 

Associate Director of Development 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Director of Annual Giving 

Michelle Kunz Orvis 

Director of Alumni/ae and Parent Relations 

James H. Bride 111 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97. '02. President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Co-Vice President 

Gerry Mack, Co-Vice President P'87, '9 1 , '93 

James L. Rudolph '(.8. P'05 Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

"Williani 1 .Alfond "67 

Christopher C. Beebe '55 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96, '04 

Todd A I )agres '78 

Clifford J, Gillespie 

C.David Grayer P'( ill 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99, '01 

Kathleen L. Livermore '79. P'i i4 

Priscilla M. Mclnnis P'02,'03,'06 

Joshua L Miner IV '69, P'96. '98 

Reynolds E. Moulton Jr. '56 

Brian H. Noves '76 

William F. O'Leary 73 

Michael R. Porter P'96, '99, 'ill 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95. '(Ill 

Steven G. Shapiro '74 

Dolly M.Shalvov P'02, '04 

C. Thomas lenney Jr. '69 

Alumni Trustees 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Bruce C. Turner '83 

Joseph P.Turner Jr. '99 

Ex Officio 

James C. Deveney lr. '60 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

James C. Deveney Jr. '60, President 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, Vice President 

Joshua C. Lappin '92, Secretary/Treasurer 

Deana Giamette Boyages '88 

John P. English '28 ' 

Elizabeth Tuthill Farrell '84 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Katherme Dobie Meyer '96 

Daniel F. Nadeau '89 

Howard J. Navins '31, P'63, '66, GP'93 

Susan F. Pattison '77 

Robert H. Studley Jr. '86 

Marc K.Tucker '68, P'01, '05 

William B. Whiting '59, P'92 

Ex Officio 

Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95 Past President 

Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

Arthur H.Veasey III '68, Past President 

The Arclwn is published three times a year by Governor 
Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: 
(978) 465-1763. Letters are welcome from alumni, alumnae, 
parents and friends of the Academy and are subject to editing 
for reasons of space availability. 


17 The Korean Connection 

20 From the Wrath of 
Master Moody to the 
Pirates of the Barbary Coast 

22 Imam Offers 

Insights on Islam 

24 GDArt History 

26 Boundless Opportunities 




2 letters to the editor 

5 headmaster's message 

6 development developments 
9 short takes 

12 admission advances 

28 athlete profiles 

34 class notes 

73 in memoriam 

74 chapel talk 

Cover art by Garrett Lyons '03. See story on page 16. 

The Atchon is printed on recycled paper with a minimum of 10% post-consumer waste, it is printed with 
sustainable resource vegetable-based soy inks m accordance with our commitment to the environment. Please 
recycle again. 




To The Editor: 

The inside front cover of the Fall 2002 issue of The Archon shows a picture of the 16-member Junior Football team of 
1921. At the bottom of the page is the question:"Can anyone identify other members of the 1921 junior football team?" 

On the enclosed photo copy I have numbered the individuals from top row to bottom row and from left to right. Here 
are a few recollections. 

To summarize: I can positively identify numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9,10,12,13, 15, 16 and 17, ie., Farrell, Hinds, Derby, 
Gardiner, Capron, Hoar, Baer, Parsons, Haley, Albertson, May and Stone, and I'm 90 percent sure of Chute, number 6. 

The foregoing is of course based on my recollections as a member of the 1921 team, but a span of 81 years can always 
blur the best of memories. In any event I hope this will be of help. 

1. Walter J. Farrell, coach, Assistant Headmaster, and 
Master of Moody House. 

2. John Hinds, Milford, NH (known as "Doc." His father 
was a doetor.) 

3. William B. Derby, Paxton, MA. 

4. James B. Gardiner, Amsterdam, NY. 

5. William Morley, but recall nothing else about him. 
and uncertain of his first name. 

6. Oliver Chute, from the Boston area. 

7. One of 2 or 3 Chinese students at the Academy. 

8. Paul Capron, Annapolis, MD. 

9. Albert W. Hoar, Jr., Maiden, MA. 

10. Louis Baer. from the Boston area. 

11. There were two Maciero brothers from Parras, 
Mexico at the Academy at the same time. This looks like 
one of them. 

12. Chauncey Parsons, Washington, DC. 

13. Harry L. Haley. Milltown, NB, Canada. He was the Captain, 
and by far the fastest player on the team. Whenever a touch 
down was needed, the ball was passed to Harry and a 
touchdown was almost a certainty. 

M.William Wilkley, but recall nothing else about him. I seem 
to recollect that he was at the Academy for only one year. 

15. Harry W Albertson, West Newbury MA. 

16. Gerald May. 

17. Henry B. Stone, Framingham, MA. 

With best wishes, 

James Bronson Gardiner '23 

New York. NY 

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Spring 2003 


Judgment Questioned 

To The Editor: 

"First, let me say that war is cruel. It brings out the worst in all of us." 

-Bao Nguyen, Fall Archon, page 68 

I just arrived at my New Hampshire home after a long absence and the first piece of mail I perused 
was the Archon. Your first page reminded me why I am uncomfortable being in this country at all. I 
can't fathom why you would print those "Words from Southwest Asia". What is your point? If you only 
print two letters in the issue, why is one the ignorant propaganda of a warmonger's diary? I hope you 
know you are making a statement. It expresses either an audacity which is inappropriate in an alumni 
magazine catering to so many different people, or a disgraceful carelessness. Beside this on the first page 
is a heartfelt letter by an alumnus of sorts remembering Ed Rybicki, and, specifically, a moment when 
Mr. Rybicki 's thoughtful intervention saved the young student from an impending personal crisis. The 
tactless juxtaposition between the careful, poignant remembrances of Mr. Parker and the impetuous, 
sneering propaganda of Mr. Miller is shocking. 

On page 14, Dick Leavitt writes, "At the heart of a liberal education, there should be exposure to 
the world's great religions... these last 12 months have shown what ignorance can cost." It seems our 
proud young warrior who is "eager" to kill people of different faiths missed out on the education GDA 
finds so essential. That's his loss, and he is one of many. Disrespectfully forcing it into our lives, howev- 
er, means it's our loss too. It is simply wartime propaganda which has no place in an alumni magazine. 


Tim Brooks '93 

Canaan, NH 

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Envisioning A Vision 

It is presumptuous and more than a little naive to consider a vision statement to be a definitive road map to a final des- 
tination. Good schools are organic entities that are constantly evolving. A vision statement speaks more to institutional aspi- 
rations. It is a statement about core beliefs and principles; about a school's hopes and dreams; its goals and how we want the 
marketplace to view us. 

Once an institution and its constituencies develop a consensus about a "vision," the task and the process is to work 

"backwards" determine the strategic steps, the specific programmatic initiatives, the necessary repositioning to make the 

vision a reality. 

Families considering secondary schools are very much-informed consumers. 
They are interested in places that deliver strong educational experiences and have 
rich extracurricular offerings. They are interested in schools that are constantly re- 
examining their pedagogy, methodology and curricular offerings in light of chang- 
ing realities. They are also interested in the hidden curriculum... how schools pro- 
mote and reinforce qualities of character, integrity, honor and mutual respect. 

One of the ways GDA can distinguish itself is to intentionally develop and 
highlight the ways in which we stress morals, leadership, service and the commit- 
ment to something larger than oneself. 

From an admissions standpoint, we need to continue to build on our strong re- 
gional reputation while further mining selective national and international pools. We 
should exploit our unique location (in a beautiful natural setting, with easy prox- 
imity to Boston). We need to highlight and stress our history as the nation's oldest 
boarding school with unique traditions, the advantages of our small size, and the 
positive synergy of being a residential school with a well integrated and talented day 

What GDA does exceedingly well is to develop the full potential of young peo- 
ple we enable them to discover things about themselves that they never knew; we 

take them as far as they can go. Students who thrive here - the kids that we tend to 
do the best with — are those with strong potential, those with drive, solid work 
habits, those who are ambitious and are eager to participate and join a cohesive 
community. We are a school that celebrates and embraces the "crossover" student; 
youngsters who are interested in both the artistic and the athletic. We want and need 
good people and never should be enamored or mesmerized solely by standardized 
test scores. 

We truly must prepare adolescents for life; this involves exposure to a variety of 
influences, points of view and alternative experiences. To effectively accomplish this 
we must renew our commitment to make GDA as diverse a place as possible. 
Diverse in the broadest possible sense. We must also realize that this will sometimes 
create tensions, edges and friction but we must always strive to maintain an atmos- 
phere of respect, where differences are honored and where all understand the ulti- 
mate goal is to create a rich mosaic of community life. 

In our efforts, we can never lose sight of our faculty and staff. We must work 
to create a package of financial support for these dedicated folks; compensation, 
benefits, housing and professional enhancements that allow us to attract and retain 
the very best people. To people who choose to live and work at residential schools, 
quality of life makes all the difference. 

In all our focus groups, the notion of community was cited as GDA's 
strength... our ability to protect, nurture and enhance this at once abstract yet very 
real and powerful component of the GDA experience is central to our efforts. 

These remarks arc excerpted from a presentation to the Board of Trustees on Dec. 7, 2002. 

TheArchon &> Spring 2003 5 

campus news 

Development Developments 

GDA's Career Day for Seniors 

Nine GDA alumni and alumnae spoke to seniors about their vocations at the school's 
first annual Career Day on Saturday, January 1 1 .Jim Deveney '60 (Education), Matt Prunier 
'94 (Finance/Insurance), Karla Austen '81 (Health Care), Anthony Fusco '85 (Law), Justin 
Rivera '94 (Management Consulting), Jenny Reynolds '88 (Performing Arts), Fergjansen '59 
(Restaurant and Hotel Management), Robb Morse '87 (Science/Engineering), and Joe 
Ghory (Sports Management and friend of Katie Meyer '96) all offered helpful insights and 
advice on employment during and after college. Thanks to all the Career Day participants 
who volunteered their time to meet with the attentive and inquisitive seniors. We look for- 
ward to Career Day next year. 

Eric Marshall'84 and Jeff Leavitt'82 

Alumni/ ae 
Concert and 
Art Show 

Winter Alumni/ ae Games 

More than 40 alumni/ae returned to 
campus on January 12 to test their mettle 
against some younger adversaries. With vic- 
tories in two of the three match-ups, the 
older folks proved that skill and wisdom can 
win out over youth and energy. 

The Alumni Men's Basketball team had 
an impressive victory over the men from 

Byfield with a 73-70 victory. The Alumni 
Men's Hockey team claimed a solid 9-5 vic- 
tory against the Varsity Men's Hockey Team, 
and the Varsity Women's Hockey Team eked 
out a 4-3 victory over the alumnae. We look 
forward to victories by all the alumni and 
alumnae teams next year. 

A talented group of alumni/ae per- 
formed in front of an intimate crowd in 
the GDA Performing Arts Center on 
January 1 1 . Chris Stowens, long time GDA 
performing arts faculty member, brought 
together a superb group of his former mu- 
sic students, including Jesse Soursourian 
'99 (Piano/Guitar/Vocals), Kris Kobialka 
'87 (Vocals), Ian Jones '90 (Guitar), Nat 
Baldwin '99 (Bass), Jylhan Paul '02 
(Vocals), Burke Leavitt '84 (Guitar), Mark 
Lipman '00 (Guitar/Vocals), and Chris 
Frangos '83 (Piano). 

6 The Archon ■*> Spring 2003 

L to R; Andy Ramirez '98, Dan Gadzunc '98, Randall Walter '98, Bobby Sims '99 and Nat Baldwin '99 

He's Made the Big Time! 

GDA alumni/ae, faculty, and friends 
gathered at the Fleet Center in January to 
cheer Dan Gadzuric '98 ot the 
Milwaukee Bucks as his team battled the 
Boston Celtics on the parquet floor. The 
Celtics played well but the team from the 

Midwest prevailed. The GDA fans were 
thrilled to visit after the game with the 
former GDA basketball great. For his part, 
Dan seemed almost embarrassed by the 

Athletic Hall of 
Fame Update 

Over the next few months, the Athletic 
Hall of Fame Committee will finalize details 
for GDA's first Athletic Hall of Fame 
Induction Ceremony scheduled for Fall 

Thank you to those alumni/ae, faculty, 
and friends of the Academy who have sent in 
their nominations. A special thanks to mem- 
bers of the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee 
for all their hard work in reviewing nomina- 
tions and planning the induction ceremony. 

All nominations submitted after January 
3 1 , 2003 will be considered for future 
induction ceremonies (planned for every 
other year). 

Holiday Gathering 

The Museum of Science 

More than 1 20 alumni/ae, faculty, staff, 
parents, and friends of the Academy attend- 
ed the Holiday Gathering at The Museum of 
Science on Thursday, December 5. David 
Ellis '54, President of the Museum of 
Science, was again our gracious host, and the 
venue provided an inviting atmosphere on a 
snowy evening in Boston. 

Jim Deveney '60, President of the 
Alumni/ae Council, and Headmaster Marty 
Doggett updated the guests on the state of 
the Academy as everyone enjoyed the deli- 
cious food catered by Creative Catering. 
Guests were then invited to view the 
Egyptian exhibit and watch the IMAX 
movie, Thrill Ride. 

Summer Internships for 2003 

GDA is looking for summer internships/jobs for GDA juniors and seniors living in the 
Boston, New York, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. If you or your company has an in- 
ternship/job opportunity available for the summer of 2003, please call Jim Bride in the 
Development Office at (978) 499-3215 or 

Upcoming Events 

Check out the GDA web site at for details of upcoming events. 

• Milestone Stop in Boston on 
April 10 at Vox Populi 

• Alumni/ae Council Dinner for 
seniors on Thursday, April 24 

• Grandparents' Day will be Friday, 
April 25 at GDA. 

• Portland, Maine reception on 

May 1 at the Portland Country Club 

• Milestone Stop in New York, NY 
hosted by Robin Remick '90 on May 15 

Night at the Boston POPS on 

Wednesday, May 21 

Summer Internships for GDA students 

Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame 

Induction Ceremony planned for 

November of 2003 

Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year 

Award planned for fall of 2004 

June 13-15 

Mark your calendars, 3's and 8's, be- 
cause Reunion is just around the corner. 
Plan a return to Byfield on June 13-15 to 
see classmates, reminisce about old times, 
and see some of the exciting changes go- 
ing on at GDA! Preliminary plans include 
Spring Alumni/ae Games and the first 
Faculty and Staff Emeritus program. 

If you are interested in helping out 
with your class reunion plans, please con- 
tact Jim Bride in the Development Office 
at (978) 499-3215 

Book your passage now to Olde 
Byfield for June 13-15, 2003! 

Faculty and Staff 
Emeritus Induction 

On Saturday, June 14, 2003 of 
Reunion Weekend, Governor Dummer 
Academy will officially honor 23 loyal 
faculty and staff with Emeritus status. 
Faculty and staff who have completed no 
fewer than 25 years or equivalent of full- 
time employment at the Academy, and 
headmasters who have retired from GDA, 
are eligible for this distinction. 

Those, living and deceased, who 
served GDA in the last century and will 
be honored are: 

Robert E.Anderson 

Pierre N. Baratelli 

Edgar D. Dunning 

G. Heberton Evans 

Thomas M. Mercer 

Douglas L. Miller 

A. MacDonald Murphy 

Howard J. Navins 

Arthur W. Sager 

William H. Sperry 

Benjamin J. Stone 

Alexander W White 

David M.Williams 

John J. Witherspoon 

Peter W Bragdon 

John W Ragle 


Edward W Eames 

Marguerite Ames 

Edna Finnegan 

Irene Freeman 

Louise Lovell 

Sylvia Lunt 

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Alums from the 90s enjoyed reconnecting at The Grog in November. 

Milestone Stop at The Grog 

The Milestone Stop at The Grog in 
Newburyport, MA was deemed a big success 
when more than 80 alumni/ae from the classes of 
1990 through 2002 showed up on a wintry night 
m November. The second floor of The Grog, 
decorated in holiday colors, ottered a warm and 
pleasant escape from the cold. 

Thanks to faculty member Ferry Nelson, 
who made an early appearance, and to Nicole 
Simkins '93 and the rest of The Grog Staff for a 
great evening. Same time next year! 

GDA to Northwestern vs. 
University of Illinois Game 

On Saturday, November 23, a cadre of GDA 
folks traveled to the "windy city" for a 
Northwestern vs. University of Illinois football 
game near the lakefjront of Lake Michigan in 
Evanston, Illinois. A small but loyal group of 
alumni/ae attended the pre-game reception and 

Ken Bloom 78 and Mike Monson 'SI at the 

Northwestern game. 

A big thank you goes to Mike Morison '81 
and Ken Bloom '78 for their efforts in organizing 
this alumni/ae event and procuring tickets for the 
game. Other alumni/ae attending the pre-game 
reception and/or game were Garrie Lyons Nissi 
77, Michelle Marean 77, David Corbett '91, and 
Brian Novelline '91. 

Next year we will make sure to get a tailgate 
spot before the game! 

Los Angeles Reception 

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California provid- 
ed a welcome venue for more than 50 GDA alumni/ae, parents, 
friends, and prospective families who attended a reception on 
January 23. Faculty members Ike Suggs 78, P'97'02 and Kathy Guy 
P'05 were on hand to update alumni/ae and parents about GDA. 
Jason Richter '97 also announced a plan to restart the Southern 
California Alumni/ae Society, first created by Dick Patton '50, to 
keep GDA alumni/ae living in the Los Angeles area in the GDA 
loop. If you're interested in joining, email Jason at 

New York City Reception 

More than 40 alumni/ae, parents, and friends of Governor 
Dummer Academy attended a reception at The Marmara-Manhattan 
Rooftop Lounge and Terrace on East 94th Street in New York City 
on Thursday, November 7. The evening, hosted by Carol Goldberg- 
Aydin 76 and her husband 
Uigur Aydin, focused on 
graduates who attended GDA 
from the 1930s to early 
1980s. Faculty member Dick 
Leavitt P'82, '84 was on 
hand, as well as Headmaster 
Marty Doggett, who deliv- 
ered a wonderful state of the 
school address. The food and 
location were out of this 
world and we look forward 
to having another reception 
in New York next year. 

Linn Anderson P'02, 

Mike Moonves P'82, and 

Carol Goldberg-Aydin 76 

Chapel Hill, NC Reception 

Julie and Phil Smith '53 hosted a small but intimate gathering 
of alumni/ae at a reception at their home on Friday, November 1 . 
Patty Doggett accompanied her husband, Headmaster Marty 
Doggett, w 7 ho updated alumni/ae on Academy news. 

Greenwich, CT Reception 

Rick and Lia McCarthy DeNey '80 hosted a wonderful recep- 
tion for 30 alumni/ae, parents and friends o\' Governor Dummer 
Academy at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, CT on Thursday, 
October 24. Marty Doggett updated the group on the state of the 
Academy and encouraged attendees to make GDA their top philan- 
thropic priority this year. A roaring fire, great food, and terrific com- 
pany created a delightful evening we hope to recreate next year. 

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campus news 

Short Takes 

Speech Course Revived 

From the 1930s to 1990, a course in 
public speaking was a staple at the Academy, 
a requirement for graduation, in fact. Alumni 
recall with fondness the practical value and 
confidence building they took from the 
class. The original designers and instructors, 
Messrs. Arthur Sager and Howard Navins, 
presented the course to many large compa- 
nies in the U.S., Europe and Asia, making it 
a prototype for training. A book detailing the 
course and written by Sager and A. 
Macdonald Murphy is still on the shell in the 
Pescosolido Library. 

This semester, the GDA public speaking 
course was revived for interested juniors and 
seniors. Mr. Christopher Stowens, who has 
taught music at GDA since 1978 and long 
been regarded as a fine orator, is the teacher. 

Mr. Abu 

On Nov. 1 8, in a surprise ceremony, the 
cross country coaches, athletes and parents 
honored Coach Abu by naming the Cross 
Country Coaches Award in his honor. This is 
a tribute to a man who has, since 1980, 
coached nearly 660 cross-country runners, 
both men and women. The award will bear 
his name in perpetuity. Congratulate Coach 
Abu when you see him! 

The award reads: "DAVID S. 
FOR CROSS COUNTRY - Established 
in 2002 and given annually to the member 
of the Governor Dummer Academy Cross 
Country team who best represents the 
passion, integrity, sense of fair play, and 
commitment to the sport exemplified by this 
extraordinary coach." 

Summer Trip to Germany 

GDA will once again offer a summer 
study program to German students from 
June 8-28. Participants will spend three 
weeks living with families in the suburban 
Frankenberg area of Hessen. The homestay 
experience will be combined with a school 
study component and after-class outings. The 
trip is open to 20 students who will be ac- 
companied by two chaperones. 

Age-Defying Images... 

GDA junior Ashley Foley was cruising 
the internet earlier this year and happened 
upon West Nottingham Academy in Colura, 
Maryland. The website boasts that WNA is 
"the oldest boarding school in America." 
Non-plussed by the claim, Ashley emailed 
the GDA community. The result was a flurry 
of emails, faculty and staff positing explana- 
tions and justifications for GDA's status as 
"the oldest boarding school in America." 

The Archon staff decided to do the 
math... and the research. 

The results? 

-Linden Hall in Pennsylvania was 
founded in 1746, but has always been a girls' 
school and only began boarding in 1794. 

-Mother Seton House, the first 
Catholic boarding school tor girls in the 
U.S., was founded in 1806 in Baltimore. 

— Kiski School in Pennsylvania claims to 
be the oldest boys' boarding school but was 
only founded in 1888. (What are they think- 

-Carson Long Military Institute in PA, 
which claims to be the oldest boarding 
school in the U.S. that still has military train- 
ing, was founded in 1 837 by Robert Finley. 
(no relation to Samuel Finley, the founder of 
West Nottingham, as far as we know.) 

—Georgetown Preparatory School, 
founded in 1789 by America's first Catholic- 
bishop, is the nation's oldest Jesuit school and 
the only Jesuit boarding school. 

—Phillips Andover, as we know, was 
founded in 1778 and calls itself the oldest in- 
corporated boarding school (whatever in- 
corporation implies). 

-And finally, West Nottingham 
Academy was indeed founded as a boarding 
school in 1744 by Presbyterian minister 
Samuel Finley. However, the school is not 
presently on its original site, and the school's 
historian believes it was closed for a while 
during part of the eighteenth and nineteenth 

-That leaves GDA as the oldest board- 
ing school in the US still extant, in 
its original location, and never having sus- 
pended operations. 

Still nothing to sneeze at. 

TheArchon * Spring2003 9 

It All Adds Up 

Brandon Bates '03 and 
Pat Momule '03 

"Two guys 
in Tenafly, New 
Jersey create 
these mathe- 
matics ques- 
tions which are 
used for six- 
yearly regional 
m a t h e m a tics 

c o m petitions 
throughout the 
country," explains GDA mathematics teacher 
Richard Leavitt. 

For close to ten years, GDA students have 
participated in the 30-minute six-problem 
Mathematics League contests which cover the 
entire high school mathematics curriculum 
excluding calculus. "Some questions depend 
on specific knowledge rather than just skill," 
explains Mr. Leavitt, though many are "like 
puzzle questions" requiring creative reason- 

The results are scored on campus, with 
the top ten scores submitted to the New 
England Mathematics League office for com- 
pilation. Prizes are awarded to the top schools 
in each county at the end of the year. 
Approximately 200 public and private high 
schools participate. 

Schools approach these contests in differ- 
ent ways, says Mr. Leavitt. Some limit partici- 
pation to a small number of students who 
meet regularly to practice. Others provide in- 
centive to students by making participation a 
portion of students' grades. At GDA, "our ap- 
proach is totally informal. Just show up if you 

are interested," says the mathematics teacher. 
"In our most successful year, 30 percent of 
GDA students tried their hand at least once in 
these contests." 

Mr. Leavitt believes the school's partici- 
pation in Mathematics League contests "pro- 
vides another outlet for kids who like solving 
puzzles, challenging themselves mathematical- 
ly, and exercising their competitive juices." 

"The most personally satisfying aspect for 
those of us who teach mathematics," he con- 
cludes, "is to see kids walking around school 
shortly after the contests arguing their ap- 
proaches to the problems." 

For those of you who would like to 
try your hand, here are a few sample 
questions from a past Mathematics 
League contest. 

1 . When one of 20 numbers was increased by 
100 (and the other 19 numbers remained the 
same), the average of the 20 numbers was 
tripled. What was the average of the original 

2. What is the smallest positive integer which 
uses only the digits and I and is divisible by 
225? (Note: Your answer must be exact.) 

3. In my bedroom bookcase, 37 books are in 
German, 36% of the books are in Spanish, and 
the remaining books are in French. If the ratio 
of Spanish books to French books is 4:3, how 
many books are there altogether in this book- 

4. The two most recent calendar years whose 
digits are all even are 2000 and 2002. What was 
the most recent such year before 2000? 

Reprinted with permission 




A paper written for AP U.S. History by 
Manenna Murch '02 appears in the Spring 
2003 edition of The Concord Review. "The 
Rockport Liquor Raid of 1856 and the 
Temperance Movement of the Mid- 1800s: 
The American Woman's Battle for Basic 
Human Rights" was one oi less than a dozen 
chosen tor publication in the prestigious 
journal, the only English language publica- 
tion of high school scholarship in the world. 

10 TheArchon * Spring 2003 

Murch's paper investigates a particular 
confluence of the temperance and women's 
rights movements of the mid- 19th century 
which led to Rockport, MA being a dry 
town to this day. The raid was led by Hannah 
Jumper, a figure of public renown in the sea- 
side town near Gloucester. 

The National Writing Board, to which 
Manenna also submitted the paper in the 
spring of 2001 , rated it between an A and A+, 
with comments such as "terrific use of evi- 
dence" and "this is what research and histor- 
ical writing should be." Marienna is now a 
freshman at Harvard University. 

This marks the second time a GDA stu- 
dent has been published in The Concord 
Review. Sarah Willeman's '99 research paper, 
"The Mountain Meadow Massacre," ap- 
peared in The Concord Review of Summer 

for Teachers 

Director of Admission Peter Bidstrup, 
science teacher Fontaine Bradley, history 
teacher Leonard "Babe" Ceglarski, and 
Chief Financial Officer Richard Savage all 
received Faculty Enrichment Grants last 

The grants, established in 1995, pro- 
vide opportunities for full-time faculty to 
renew themselves with personally reward- 
ing experiences that need not be tied to 
professional development. Full-time facul- 
ty are eligible for these grants every eight 
years that they work for the Academy. The 
only expectation is that the recipients 
somehow share their experiences with the 
GDA community 

Peter Bidstrup used his grant for a 
family trip to Nova Scotia which he 
shared with the community through an 
article for the school newspaper. Bradley 
Fontaine pursued his study oi' music with 
a new D'Angelico New Yorker guitar, of- 
fering his talents as accompanist at school 
performances. Babe Ceglarski traveled 
with his family to Colorado, Utah, 
Arizona and California, living tor a tune 
on a houseboat on Lake Powell. He incor- 
porated the information he gained about 
Native Americans, as well as about the 
public waterworks and dams projects in 
the Southwest during the 30s and 40s, in 
his history classes this year. Richard Savage 
spent time in Florida and created an infor- 
mational display in the Pescosolido 
Library about beach erosion on the Gulf 
coast of the sunshine state. 

Students on 
the Road... 

Several groups of 
GDA students took off 
for points around the 
country and world on 
faculty-chaperoned trips 
during the March vaca- 
tion break. 

For their seventh trip with students, for- 
eign language teachers Laurel and David 
Abusamra took a group of nine to France for 
a nine-day experience called "Treasures of 
France" arranged by Educational Travel 
Alliance. They spent three days in Paris visit- 
ing Notre-Dame, le Louvre, Sacre Coeur 
(Montmartre), le Musee d'Orsay, the Eiffel 
Tour, the Arc de Triomphe, and other sights 
as well as enjoying a bateau mouche ride on 
the Seine. Then they took off for Versailles, 
Chartres, the Loire Valley to visit two castles 
(Chenonceau and Chambord), the small city 
of Tours, Mont St. Michel, the village of 
Dinard on the Atlantic, the D-Day Museum 
and the American Military Museum by- 
Omaha Beach before viewing the Bayeux 
Tapestry (sewn, they say, by the wife of 
William the Conqueror). 

According to Mrs. Abusamra, the trip is 
a great addition to the students' French 
studies on campus. "They get a taste for 
France, French culture, French food, French 
history. They see and hear people commu- 
nicating in the language that they have been 
studying and they get chances to use the lan- 
guage. It can be an experience that actually 
begins a change in the way students think. 
Their minds are opened and they want to 
come back for more. A trip such as this one 
can give them the desire to go all the way 
with the language and to go on an abroad 
program during college." 

Mathematics teacher 
Matt Gettings and Associate 
Dean of Students/French 
teacher Shawn Markey 
'93 re-kindled an old tra- 
dition of "Spring Training" 
in 2000. Again this year, they headed down 
to Bucky Dent's baseball school in Delray 
Beach, FL with 23 student/athletes and 
mathematics teacher Dick Leavitt. They 
practiced twice a day and played at least one 
game per day. The camp offers dormitory- 
style living right on campus with three hot 
meals a day included in the price. There are 
two batting cages, a turf infield, four regula- 

tion, lighted fields, and a replica Fenway Park 
including the Green Monster. "The camp is 
invaluable," according to Markey. "The kids 
really get to bond together and we get many 
quality practices and scrimmages in good 
weather which many of our opponents do 
not. It is helping us to create a real program." 
Of course, the trip was not all work. The 
group spent some daytime hours at the 
beach and evenings at local attractions. 

Another group of more than a 
dozen students set out 
in two vans with 
Fine Arts Department 
Chair Jeff Brace 
and Assistant Director 
of Communications 
Christie Rawlins-Jackson for the 
Appalachian Mountains in western Virginia 
to work with Volunteers for Communities, 
an offshoot of the Southeast Rural 
Community Assistance Project. For five days, 
the group painted, built, and repaired houses 
and other structures in the poverty striken 

Not to be out- 
done, 18 students ac- 
companied Spanish 
teachers Lisa Keegan, 
Julie Rowe, and Kathy 
Guy, and Technical 
Theater Director Joe Repczynski to 
Tenerife, Spain for 10 days and London for 
two days. Tours in Tenerife included a visit 
to a local school where the GDA students 
met students and visited classes of students of 
all ages (pre-school to high school age), a trip 
to a volcano, two days in festivities at the lo- 
cal carnival, a medieval show and a concert, 
a tour of the island in a glass bottom boat, 
and a visit to a tropical park. In London, the 
kids took a tour of the city and did some 

Performmtr Arts Center 

shopping. "It's the fourth trip I've taken with 
GDA students to Spain," says Keegan. "The 
students gain many things, including the op- 
portunity to practice their speaking skills, to 
feel the 'rhythm' of another culture on all 
levels - daily routines, social interaction, 
customs, habits, etc. Basically, I find them 
with more of a sense of purpose in learning 
a foreign language and understanding 
why it's important. In the past, many stu- 
dents have opted to return to Spain, move to 
Spain, or continue language at least 
partially because of this experience." 

PAC wins 
Design Award 

The American Institute of Architects 
New England Chapter recently awarded an 
Honor Award for overall design to 
CBT/Childs, Bertman and Tseckares archi- 
tects for their design of The Performing Arts 
Center at Governor Dummer Academy. 

According to AIA New England, "The 
sole judging criterion for the award is design 
excellence. The jury is empowered to deter- 
mine the extent to which design excellence 
is informed by aesthetic, functional, contex- 
tual, social or other characteristics. The jury 
may elect to honor projects by building type 
or other category or may choose to make no 
such distinctions." 

Eligible projects included any type of 
structure built anywhere in the world but 
designed by New England-based architects, 
or any structure built in New England, re- 
gardless of the architect's origin. 

The design team for the PAC was head- 
ed by Robert Brown, A. I. A. /I. I. DA., a 
Senior Principal at CBT 

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short takes 

Niki Rutter P'06 

Soup's On for 

Congressional Mettle 

A delegation of 22 GDA students (1 1 seniors, 10 juniors, and 1 sophomore) participat- 
ed in Harvard Model Congress (HMC) in Boston from Feb. 20 through Feb. 23. With the 
goal of educating students about American government, promoting interest in public affairs, 
and inspiring civic participation, HMC is a remarkably enacted four-day-and-night simula- 
tion of all three branches of the federal government and a number of other institutions as- 
sociated with the governing of America. 

About 1 500 high school students from around the country come together to realize this 
simulation. The GDA delegation prepared throughout the fall and winter to enact their roles 
as U.S. senators and congressmen, Secretary of Health & Human Services, Chairman of the 
Joint Chiefs of Staff, a member of the press corps, counsel for cases before the U.S. Supreme 
Court, and in a special program, Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon and Deputy 
Undersecretary U.Alexis Johnson in a historical re-enactment of foreign policy issues faced 
by President John F. Kennedy's Executive Committee, with particular emphasis on the Cold 

HMC at GDA is a student club activity, advised by Dean of Faculty Bill Quigley and 
history teacher Perry Nelson. This year's delegation was led by HMC President Daniel 
Guyton '03 and Vice-President Kelsey Quigley '04. 

Members of the GDA community cre- 
ated over 230 ceramic bowls for the second 
annual "Soup's On" charity event on 
February 14 in the dining hall. The bowls 
sold for $10 each, and unlimited soup and 
bread were served with the purchase ot a 
bowl. Local restaurants donated specialty 
soups and bread. Proceeds went to the Cape 
Ann Food Pantry. 

The event was organized by Angela 
Rappoli '03 and Lindsay Clunie '03. The 
two were shadowed by Brad Ferry '04 and 
Katherine Paul '04, with the help ot ceram- 
ics teacher Irina Okula. 

DeForrest Named Finalist 

The National Merit Scholarship Program, a privately financed academic competition 
for recognition and scholarships begun in 1955, recently recognized Kristen DeForrest '03 
as a National Merit Finalist. 

Of the 1.3 million entrants to the National Merit Scholarship Program, approximately 
34,0(10 receive Letters of Commendation and 16,000 are designated as Semifinalists based on 
their high scores on the PSAT/NMSQT From this group, a certain number advance to 
Finalist standing. Among these, 8,000 will receive Merit Scholarship awards. 

Congratulations to Kristen! 

Admission Advances 

The Office of Admission was very busy during the winter, interviewing, touring, reviewing applications, 
and making the tough decisions about next year's new students. Acceptances were mailed on March 1 0, and 
those lucky students with fat envelopes were invited to attend one of three re-visit days in April. Re-visit days 
include viewing classes, eating in the dining hall, and meeting more administrators, teachers and students. "It 
is an ideal opportunity for families to see GDA through a sharper lens, this time truly viewing themselves in 
our community," explains Director of Admission Peter Bidstrup. 

Bidstrup and his staff were impressed by this year's pool of applicants. "We had another record number of 
terrific applicants this year.The group of prospective students seem to share the attributes of community spir- 
it, academic achievement and extracurricular participation," says Bidstrup. "We were pleased to hear both them 
and their parents comment so positively about GDA's learning environment and community. More and more, 
families are making GDA their first choice for secondary school." 

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Hockey Makes It to 

Congratulations to the Boys'Varsity Hockey Team for 
making it into the NEPSAC post-season tournament. 
Unfortunately, the team lost to Cushing on February 26, 
in the quarter finals, but can still celebrate making it to the 
Division 1 New England Prep School Athletic Council 
(NEPSAC) playoffs for the first time since the 1991-92 

Volleyball Rules! 

After winning the Eastern Massachusetts Volleyball 
Tournament (formerly the Eastern Independent League 
tournament) on Feb. 22 at Milton Academy, the team 
made the trek to The Gunnery School in Washington, CT, 
on Wednesday, February 26 to compete in the NEPSAC 
post-season tournament. After handily beating The 
Gunnery 2-0 in the semi-finals, the team fell to Milton 3- 
in the finals, bringing home the second place trophy. A 
spectator from the Gunnery summed up the day with his 
comment about GDA: "Let me say how much I admire a 
team that refuses to give up; it was a pleasure to see this 
caliber of volleyball today." 

Women Play in 
All-Star Game 

Senior center Meghan O'Malley and sophomore 
guard Julie O'Shaughnessy were both selected by the 
NEPSAC District I, II, and III All Star Committee to play 
in the Class B New England Women's All Star Basketball 
Game on Sunday, February 23, 2003. 

O'Malley, a co-captain, led the Red Dogs in points for 
the season, tallying seven games of 15 points or better, in- 
cluding a season-high of 27 points versus St. Mark's on 
February 8. She started in every game for the Red Dogs 
over this past season. She was named MVP at the GDA 
Winter Athletics Banquet and named to the Independent 
School All-League. 

O'Shaughnessy was second highest scorer on the 
team, while also leading the team with assists. She is one of 
GDA's best guards, leading the team with steals. In a 
January 29 contest against Phillips Exeter, she recorded a 
career-high 25 points and in a Feb. 5 contest against 
Brooks, she posted a career-high 7 assists for the Red 
Dogs. Julie was given ISL All-League Honorable Mention. 


The winter drama program presented Pippin, a rollicking musical about 
the son of Charlemagne, on February 14 and 15 to a packed audience in 
the new Performing Arts Center. 

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hort takes 

Jessica Long'04, Elaine Frey'04, Jen S:e Wong'04, Jill Parlee'04 

Students Orate 
for Declamation 

The incisive and poignant words of 
Frederick Douglass rang out during the fifth 
annual GDA Frederick Douglass 
Declamation Contest in January. Each junior 
was required to memorize and recite in 
English class one of four selections from the 
writings of Douglass, the famous American 
abolitionist and journalist who escaped from 
slavery. A student from each class was then 
chosen to proceed to the final competition 
on January K> in the Performing Arts 
Center. The winners of the finals, fessica 
Long, Jen (Sze) Wong, Elaine Frey, and (ill 
Parlee. declaimed at an all-school Martin 
Luther King Day convocation on fan. 20. 

English teacher Paul Wann organizes 
this event each winter. "We were looking for 
a shared experience for all juniors, ideally 
one that was interdisciplinary at least in the 
humanities" says Mr. Wann. "1 have always 
been an enthusiastic advocate for memoriz- 
ing and reciting powerful language. I know 
former students who were certain I was try- 
ing to torture them with the work who have 
come back and said they still remember. In 
the world of theatre, we call this having lan- 
guage in your body." 

Mr. Wann believes the declamation con- 
test achieves the original goal and more. 
"Students perform with courage. They share 
an experience with classmates and with the 
whole school," he says. "The Frederick 
Douglass Declaration Contest celebrates 
great language, a great writer and of course 

the connection between reading, writing 
and speaking with freedom from slavery. 
Frederick Douglass is a hero/teacher of 
mine. I thrill to his words on the page and, 
when they are spoken proudly by GDA stu- 
dents, it gives Douglass a bit of immortality. 
He earned it for all of us." 

Steve Ogden, another GDA English 
teacher, concurs with Mr. Wann and adds, "I 
also think that this contest invokes a kind of 
training which, while not central to our mis- 
sion as a department, is valuable. Required 
memorization of passages, out of vogue edu- 
cationally for some time now, has its merits." 

Almost Famous 

His head hidden under the black 
curtain of his four-by-five Hasselblat camera, 
photographer Paul Rocheleau snapped 
pictures of the original Governor Dummer 
Academy schoolhouse in tall 2002. The 
photos will be included in Rocheleau s 
upcoming book. The One Room Schoolhouse, 
published by Universe Publications, an 
imprint of Rizzoli International. 

Rocheleau, a resident of western 
Massachusetts, learned of the GDA gem 
from an employee at Rizzoli, the publisher 
of his books for the past several years. How 
did she know about it? She's Betsy Smith, a 
'91 GDA alum who was happy to pass on 
information about her alma mater. 

The One Room Schoolhouse will be 
available in bookstores in August. 

sec photograph by Rocheleau on 
inside back coin: 

GDA Helps Keep 
Boston Marathon 
on Track 

On April 20, as for the past 10 years, a 
group of 14 to 40 GDA faculty and students 
will gather at 6:30 in the Philips parking lot 
on the morning before the world-famous 
Boston Marathon. Piling into vans and cars, 
they will travel to the Hynes Convention 
Center, walk to the newly-painted finish line 
on Boylston St., and then head upstairs to 
hand out bib numbers, distribute packets and 
long-sleeved shirts to each officially regis- 
tered runner, or perform other requested 

Students meet runners from all over the 
country and world, often practicing their 
foreign language skills or speaking their na- 
tive tongue with runners representing their 
home countries. They are immersed m a 
kind of mini-Olympics, where a wide-rang- 
ing mix of people, athletic wear and cultures 
converge and hundreds of booths sell prod- 
ucts as part of the Runners' Expo. 

Foreign language teacher and cross- 
country coach David Abusamra began this 
GDA annual tradition through his connec- 
tion with the Boston Athletic Association. 
GDA is still the only school allowed to vol- 
unteer, and is invited back year after year be- 
cause of the enthusiasm and care its students 
exhibit in their jobs that day. 

14 TheArchon - Spring 2003 

Potters Exhibit and Sell 
Works on Campus 

Potters Dottie Bragdon, Lloyd 
Hamovit, and Irina Okula displayed and 
sold their works in the gallery of The 
Performing Arts Center at GDA in 

Lloyd Hamovit, 
an art teacher at 
Lawrence Academy 
in Groton, is a ce- 
ramic clay artist with 
awards and recogni- 
tion in juried exhibi- 
tions m New 
England. He holds a 
Master's of Art in 
Teaching from the 
Rhode Island School 
of Design and a 
Master's in Art 
Education from 

Harvard University. 
His ceramic work 
touches upon the 
functional and the 
frivolous, with al- 
tered porcelain pieces 
resembling animated 
human forms. He 
lives in Byfield on 

the GDA campus where his wife, Maud 
Hamovit, teaches English. 

Playful forms and large bowl shapes 
characterize GDA art teacher Irina Okula's 
work. She enjoys the clay making process 
and unusual firing processes. In her work, 
there is a strong interaction between shape 
and surface. She tries to achieve spontaneous 
and lively interaction between the clay, glaze 
and the fire. Okula earned her MFA in 
Ceramics from Southern Illinois University 
in 1973. She attended the Museum School 
from 1985-87 at the same time she began 

teaching at Governor Dummer. In 2000, she 
was selected to participate in the IWCAT 
program in Japan. She and 16 fellow potters 
from all over the world worked with 
Japanese potters making and firing with 
wood in Japanese Anagama kilns. The expe- 
rience greatly influenced her most recent 


Dottie Bragdon, wife of former GDA 
headmaster Peter Bragdon, is a studio potter 
based in Exeter, NH. She fires her function- 
al pots in her 36-cubic-inch downdraft gas 
kiln in reduction and soda, and at The 
Worcester Center of Crafts. All her decora- 
tive pots are pit-fired on an island in upstate 
New York. She has studied with the San 
Ildefonso Pueblo potter Seashell Flower in 
California and with many other teachers. 
Her pottery is currently on exhibit at the 
Newburyport Art Association in 
Newburyport, the Exeter Fine Crafts in 

Exeter, NH, and at the League of New 
Hampshire Craftsmen store in Conway, NH. 

Firing Up at GDA 

A large gas reduction soda kiln was built 
in November in the new kiln house attached 
to the Kaiser Art Center on campus. 

Julie Crosby of 
Binghamton, NY, 
and Nick Gaeta of 
Cape Cod spent 
three nights living in 
the Mansion House 
and long days con- 
structing art teacher 
Irina Okula's dream 

The soda reduc- 
tion kiln can with- 
stand temperatures of 
2400 degrees and is 
fueled by pumped-m 
gas. It takes 18 hours 
to fire; pieces then 
require two days to 

In the near fu- 
ture, the kiln will 
share space in 
the new "Ceramics 
House" with a raku 
kiln, glazing areas and storage. In contrast to 
the soda reduction kiln, the raku kiln will 
only take one hour to fire up. After glazes are 
melted, pieces are removed from this type of 
kiln and put into a can with combustibles 
such as leaves, sawdust, and newspapers. A 
fire starts going and pulls out the copper in 
the glazes, turning the clay black. The 
method is an old Japanese art. 

The new work and firing facilities 
promise to make GDA's art program ever 
more advanced and impressive. 

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Chosen for 
Music Festival 

Congratulations to Michael O'Neil '03 
and Caroline Ott '05 who were among those 
selected from nearly 1800 students repre- 
senting over 100 public, private, parochial. 
charter and home schools to participate m 
the Massachusetts Northeastern Senior 
I )istnct Music Festival. Based on their audi- 
tions, Mike was accepted as a bass to the 
Chorus, and Caroline was selected to play 
flute in the Band. They traveled to Lowell. 
Massachusetts in January for the rehearsals 
and concert. 

Student Art 

Five GDA students recently received 
Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards for then- 
work in a variety of art media: Jessie Long - 
- Gold for Ceramics; JiHee Lee - Silver for 
Ceramics; Mike Oxton Silver for 

Ceramics; Alex Pool-Jeffre - Honorable 
Mention for Photography; and Ashley 
I lame! - Honorable Mention for Drawing. 

the work of all winners was on display 
in the Transportation Building m Boston un- 
til February 23. 

Tyler Collins '03 

Art, Cubist Style 

The assignment in Geoff Brace's AP class was to 
create an image using real objects, in a cubistic style. The 
students used oil sticks, an oil paint medium set in a large 
crayon form. Due to the large size of the sticks, most of 
the students chose to create their images using a large for- 
mat. Garrett Lyons's '03 image (on the cover) image 
is based on his love of music and uses very 
Picasso/Chagall-like drafting and application techniques, 
while Tyler Collins's '03 (pictured above) piece is much 
more bold, more in line with Mondrian's application of 

Both pieces were exhibited in the GDA student art 
show in January and February. 

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The Kore 



r -yntil a short time ago, the name 
Yu Kil-chun meant little to more 
than a handful in the GDA com- 
munity. Though Yu was and is renowned in 
his native country of Korea as a statesman 
and man of letters, few here knew that he 
had been a student at the Academy. 

And not just any student. Kil-chun Yu 
was the first Korean allowed out of his 
country to study in the West, arriving on the 
campus in Byfield in the fall of 1884. To 
commemorate this distinction, a ceremony 
and plaque dedication with representatives 
from the Korean government and the 
Peabody Essex Museum took place this 
month at the Academy. 

Yu's route to Byfield was far from di- 
rect. As an intellectual with reformist ideals, 
Yu had studied in Japan at a time when 
Korea still maintained an isolationist attitude 
in its attempt to hold on to traditional cus- 
toms and values. Though Japan had been 
opened to foreign trade in 1853 with the 
arrival of United States Navy Commodore 
Matthew C. Perry, the Korean government 
under the leadership of Yi Ha-ung kept the 
"imperialists" at bay 

In the 1880s,Yu was a prominent mem- 
ber of a group of Korean progressives and 
intellectuals who were intent on preserving 
Eastern spiritual ways while benefiting from 
"Western technical superiority. Their willing- 
ness to absorb and learn from the West 
marked an extreme departure from earlier 
rejections of anything Western. 

At the age of 27, Yu visited the United 
States as part of a delegation from Korea. 
They first arrived in San Francisco on 

Photograph courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum 

The Peabody Essex Museum received 
$850,000 from the Korea Foundation to 
establish theYu Kil-ehun Gallery of 
Korean Art and Culture in the museum's 
expanded gallery complex, set for comple- 
tion this year. The museum's collection 
includes many examples of Korean arts, 
from fans to finely painted screens, from 
silver inlaid brush pots to fine porcelain. 
Photographs of Korea taken by Felix BeatQ 
m 1871 are also included. Many Korean 
scholars consider the collection the best of 
its kind in the United States. 

GDA's connection with the Peabody 
Essex Museum continues today. William 
Phippen 71, is deputy director for collec- 
tions, design and research at the museum, 
part of the core team of senior museum 
leadership working with the architects and 
exhibition designers on the new gallery. 

September 3, 1883, traveling then by train to courses Yu may have taken at GDA. Others 
Chicago, Washington, DC, New York, and in their sixth year (seniors) studied Latin, 
Boston, meeting President Chester Arthur Greek, Solid Geometry, Trigonometry, and 
twice and touring New England factories Reviews. One ofYu's letters refers to exam- 
and industries. By mid-October, some of the inations on the theories and consequences of 
delegates returned to Korea, 
while others remained in 
DC. On November 10, Yu 
came to Salem, MA as the 
guest of Edward Morse, di- 
rector of the Peabody 
Academy of Sciences (now 
the Peabody Essex 

Museum) and a former pro- 
fessor in Japan during Yu 's 
studies there. 

For several months, Yu 
studied under the noted bi- 
ologist Morse before living 

Commons, while Mansion House provided 

the only other dormitory, supervised by 

teaching assistants. Though Perkins is listed 

onYu's enrollment card, most probably as his 

primary mentor, it is unclear whether Yu 

lived m Mansion House or 

with the Headmaster in 


All that remains to de- 
scribe Yu's stay at GDA for the 
first and second terms of the 
1 884-85 academic year are his 
letters to Morse in Salem. In a 
note penned in October, Yu 
described the process of 
choosing a school president 
and secretary. He found the 
proceedings extraordinary, 
noting that "it is very difficult 

in Essex tor the summer and then enrolling volcanoes, earthquakes and geysers, perhaps for boys always to vote the right one out of 
at Governor Dummer Academy for the fall as a part of a Physics course usually taken by many complicated ways. Yet the boys here 
1884 term. He was. by then, 28 years old, far fifth-year students. At the time, GDA was unanimously voted for the better offer." He 
older than the other 39 students, many of considered a "feeder" school for Harvard, wondered if the boys at GDA were "the best 
whom came from nearby towns. There were and it is assumed thatYu wished to enter the of the United States," so impressed was he by 
students from Canada. Louisiana, Iowa, university, possibly to study law. their "intelligent, conscientious, and inde- 

Texas, Maine, New Jersey, Illinois and |ohn Wright Perkins, former principal pendent" decision-making. "They are, on the 

New York, but none from nearly as far as of Salem High School, was headmaster of average, as good as any other boys in the 
Yu Kil-chun. GDA at the time. According to school world. I suppose, and this was the astonishing 

No record seems to remain of what records, the "principal's house" was then in subject of my mind, that the people of the 

"They are, on the average, as good as 

any other boys in the world." — from a 

letter written by 

Yu Kil-chun to Edward Morse 

referring to students at GDA 

18 TheArchc 

Spring 20H3 

United States has a higher percent of natu- 
ral discernment, public spirit, and inde- 
pendent judgment than the human race.' 
He clearly already 
believed there was 
much to gain from 
his association with 
the West. 

In another let- 
ter, Yu thanked 
Morse for "sending 
me to such a nice 
school as this 
Dummer, and put- 
ting me under Mr. 
Perkins care." The 
first term ended in 
December, the sec- 
ond in March. Yu 
wrote on March 20 
that "school is go- 
ing to be closed 
next week Wed- 
nesday, so I shall 
come home at that 
time and bring my 

It is unclear whether Yu ever returned 
to his home away from home in Salem. In 
January, he had learned of the attempted 
coup in Korea by his progressive colleagues. 
Within two days, the conservative pro- 

Chinese faction had reasserted its power. Yu 
was clearly disturbed by the goings-on in 
his country and seems to have decided to 

Photograph courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum 

curtail his studies at the Academy after the 
second term. While little is known of his 
exact activities or whereabouts between his 
withdrawal from GDA and his arrival in 
Korea in December of 1885, it is well doc- 

umented that he was immediately arrested 
for his association with the leader of the 
1884 coup upon his return home. 

He was incar- 
cerated for seven 
years. During that 
time he wrote poems 
and manuscripts on 
political, social 

and economic re- 
form. His book, 
Observations on the 
West, later published 
in 1895, became a 
source of informa- 
tion and inspiration 
tor reformist Korean 
thinkers. During 
1894-95,Yu served as 
chief cabinet secre- 
tary and home minis- 
ter in the Japanese- 
sponsored reform 
government in 

Korea. When Russia 
asserted power in 
Korea,Yu exiled him- 
self to Japan, where he remained until 1907. 
Then, he organized "enlightenment" 
groups, ran a progressive school, and contin- 
ued to write about reform. He died in 
1914. -JK 

On April 19, 2003, Governor Dummer Academy and the New England Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the United States ded- 
icated a plaque in front of the Pescosolido Library in honor and memory of Yu Kil-clum, the first Korean national to study in the United States. 
Dignitaries from as far away as Seoul, Korea joined in the celebration which included a benediction offered by GDA Korean students and music 
performed by the Korean Women's Chorus of Cambridge, MA. 

Yu thanked Morse for "sending me 

to such a nice school as this 

Dummer, and putting me under 

Mr. Perkin's care. 95 

From the 
Wrath of 
Master Moody 
to the Pirates 
of the Barbary 

On November 8, 2002, Headmaster Marty 
doggett received a message taken the night 
before by one of his sons. trustee and 
alumnus Jeff Gordon had called to tell 
Mr. Doggett that the U.S. Navy was commis- 
sioning the USS Preble the next day in 
Boston, and he thought the ship's namesake 
might be a fellow alum. 

The headmaster reeeived the message too late to confirm the 
information, but passed a news clipping from The Boston Globe 
on to the Archon staff. The editor contacted someone in the 
Alumni office who told her there was no record of a Preble in 
their database. The clipping then sat on the editor's desk until, on 
a whim (and a slow day), she decided to cruise the internet in 
search of Preble data. 

Lo and behold, an entire website devoted to the new ship re- 
vealed copious information about the new ship and its namesake. 
Edward Preble, born in what is now Falmouth, Maine on August 
15, 1761, ran away to become a privateer at the age of 16. Two 
years later, his father arranged his appointment in the 
Massachusetts State Marine. He served in the Revolutionary War, 
and was imprisoned for two years on the prison ship New Jersey. 

Following the war, he was in the merchant service for 15 
years, earning the appointment of Lieutenant in the Navy in 
1798, and Captain in 1799. In 1803 he took command of his 
flagship, the USS Constitution, aboard which he sailed against the 
Barbary pirates as Commodore of a seven-ship squadron. 

According to Our Navy and the Barbary Corsairs by Gardner 
W.Allen (published in 1905), "His severe discipline and hot tem- 
per, not softened by ill health, made him at first unpopular among 
his subordinates... It was only after his great qualities were recog- 
nized that they learned to respect and admire him... This 
squadron was their training school for the struggle with the 
British navy a few years later; Preble was a great teacher, and they 
were worthy pupils." 

During his command, Preble established a peace treaty with 
the Emperor of Morocco, and blocaded the Tripoli harbor. 
According to the website, "Preble and his 


The latest USS Preble 

Photograph courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation 

Tripolitan campaign became one of the fo- 
cal points for the development of the fight- 
ing tradition of the U.S. Navy. ..In a series 
of daring raids, Preble's men caused severe 
damage and inflicted heavy casualties, a di- 
rect result of strenuous training and bold 

For his many accomplishments, the 
Navy has commissioned six different ships 
over the past three centuries. The first was 
an 80-ton sloop commissioned before 
1814; the second a Sloop-of-War build in 
Portsmouth, NH, in 1839; the third 
launched in 1901 and assigned to the 
Pacific Fleet but also active in the rescue ef- 
forts after the San Francisco earthquake and 
fire of 1906; the fourth commissioned in 
the Boston Navy Yard in 1920 after being 
built in Bath, Maine; and the fifth, commis- 
sioned in 1960, served in the 
Mediterranean and Red Seas, aiding for a 
time in the humanitarian relief effort assist- 
ing Iraqi Kurds. 

The newest USS Preble is a guided 
missile destroyer with the mission to con- 
duct sustained combat operations at sea. 
The website describes 
the ship as having the "capabilities in coop- 
erative engagement and area theater ballis- 
tic missile defense and is capable of fighting 
air, surface and subsurface battles simultane- 

ously" Equipped with an AEGIS Combat 
System, a Phased Array radar, Vertical 
Launch System, Tomahawk cruise missiles, 
LAMPS Anti-Submarine Warfare System, 
and a state-of-the-art gas turbine propul- 
sion plant, the USS Preble is "one of the 
most powerful surface warships ever put to 

All fine and good, but what 
about a Governor Duramer con- 

Further research revealed 
that Edward Preble was indeed a 
charge of the venerable and 
sometimes unpredictable Master 
Moody, the first Preceptor of 
Governor Dummer Academy. In 
The Story of By field, by John Louis 
Ewell (published in 1904), the 
author references a 1775 receipt 
to Brigadier General Preble for 
board provided to his son by 
Deacon Daniel Hale, who of- 
fered lodgings in what is now 
Boynton House, and then writes: 
"This son was the boy whom 
Master Moody tried to frighten 
by bringing the fire shovel down 
with great force close to his head, 
and of whom he exclaimed, in 
pride at the boy's invincible cool- 

ness, 'Boys, did you observe the Brigadier, 
when I struck? He never winked. He'll be 
a general yet.'Young Preble's after career in 
the navy justified Master Moody's predic- 

Former GDA teacher John W. Ragle 
recalls the same event in his 1963 book, 
Governor Dummer Academy History / 763- 
1963, including the precipitant of the 
event. "It appears most likely that the stur- 
dy Preble, later to become the scourge of 
the Barbary pirates, had too forcefully and 
somewhat bloodily punished an erring fel- 
low student during a recess. His ire 
aroused, Master Moody loudly admonished 
the recreant, who apparently remained un- 
repentant," and then raised and brought 
down the fire shovel with no reaction from 

Ragle concludes that "not only was he 
[Preble] among those who played an im- 
portant role in contributing to the growth 
in strength and wisdom of their new na- 
tion." He was also among those who had 
"studied under the famous and eccentric 
Master Samuel Moody." 

Perhaps the Alumni Office can be for- 
given for not having Commodore Preble 
on record. Even the most complete of data- 
bases don't go back to alumni who died in 
1807. -JK 

'holograph courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation 

TheArchon &> Spring 2003 21 

(bpeakels Unspl^ie and cJnfolm 

In 2001, Headmaster Marty Doggett introduced a Spirituality Series to the Academy The idea, as he explains it, is to bring 
on campl "n a variety of speakers representing different belief systems. their presentations will "pose important questions 
about values. ultimately, this leads to thinking about how we lead our lives. " 

During the 2002-2003 academic year, Reverend Rebecca Hugh Brown of die First Church in Ipswich, ImamTalal 
Eid, Director of the Islamic Center of New England, and Reverend Ellie Mercer, daughter of former GDA mas- 
ter teacher Art Sager, spoke to the student body 

Reverend Counsels 
Students to Trust and 

Rev. Brown filled her talk to the stu- 
dents with stories full of worthy lessons, 
parables of sorts. The Yale- and Harvard-ed- 
ucated musician and minister, currently 
working towards a doctorate in storytelling 
at Lesley University, believes tales provide 
effective ways to understand ethical and so- 
cial dilemmas. Each story helped Rev. 
Brown deliver her message to "trust your- 
self, trust each other, and do honor to your 

Through a story about Bridget 
O'Malley, Rev. Brown emphasized the need 
to "celebrate your own gifts." Bridget is 
asked to tell a story, sing a song and play a 
tune. Until pushed, she did not recognize 
she had anything to offer. 

Rev. Brown also told a true tale about a 
man injured mentally and physically in an 
accident, and the surly, crazy dog who comes 
to live with him. Eventually, man and dog 
learn to trust each other. The lesson? If we 
find a way to help each other, it will be heal- 
ing, and a source of hope and life. 

The speaker's final tale was about a 
group of children struggling to honor their 
dead father appropriately. The son who 
achieved his goal, according to the story, was 
the child who found a way to befriend an 

A Guide to Spiritual 

Ellie Sager Mercer, daughter of es- 
teemed GDA "Old Guard" faculty member 
Art Sager and an ordained minister in the 
United Church of Christ, addressed the 
Academy faculty and students in a convoca- 
tion on March 25. Mercer, who has served 
churches in Massachusetts and Maine, is also 
co-founder of Rogers McKay, a non-profit 
organization that provides programming in 
the area ot spiritual direction. Prior to her 
ordination in 1 990, she spent ten years as the 
I )irector of Counseling at Suffield Academy 
in Suffield, CT. 

She now offers guidance and consulta- 
tion to help people "open their lives to the 
sacred, develop a sustainable spiritual prac- 
tice, find a language which matches their 
connection to the divine, remember who 
they are, be witnessed without being fixed, 
dive deep into their dreams, know how to 
pay attention, be accompanied in their 
grieving, know how to pray, free their lives 
from fear and distrust, determine their 
truths, live authentically, center their lives in 
meaning and purpose, and create meaning- 
ful ritual at times of birth, marriage, illness 
and death." 

Carroll Argues Need for 
Religious Reform 

Noteci author and Boston Globe 
columnist topped off this year's Spirituality 
Series with an open-to-the-public lecture at 
GDA on April 6 about the need for reform 
in the world's dominant religions: 
Christianity, Islam and Judaism. 

The famed author of Constantine's 
Sword, a historical treatise on the roots of 
anti-Semitism in the Catholic Church, and 
An American Requiem, a memoir of familial 
conflict around the Vietnam War which won 
the National Book Award, remains a com- 
pelling voice calling for vigilance and right- 
eousness in mterfaith relations. 

Carroll, who was ordained to the priest- 
hood in 1969 and served as Catholic 
Chaplain at Boston University from then 
until 1974, left the priesthood to become a 
writer. Since then, he has penned nine nov- 
els, published essays and articles forThe New 
Yorker and other publications, and written a 
column for the op-ed page of The Boston 
Globe since 1992. 

He lectures widely on Jewish-Christian 
reconciliation and the question of war and 
peace. The Academy felt honored to have 
Mr. Carroll share his thought-provoking 
convictions about the need for religious re- 

22 TheArchon m Spring 2003 

Imam Offers 
Insights on Islam 

"May the peace and blessing of God be 
upon all of us today," Imam TalalY. Eid said 
as an opening to his remarks to the GDA 
community on January 7. As the second 
speaker in this year's Spirituality Series, 
Imam Eid felt he had a difficult task: to ex- 
plain Islam and Muslims in a very short 
amount of time to a group which probably 
had heard many stereotypes about both. 
Since the Imam has spent decades studying 
his religion, explaining the belief system in 
a few minutes was daunting. 

Although Imam Eid feels racial profil- 
ing and stereotypes have damaged the rep- 
utation of his people in this country, he was 
eager to point out that there are always 
some people working towards understand- 
ing, those who further "peaceful move- 
ments among people of different beliefs." 

A distinction must be made, Imam Eid 
emphasized, between Islam, the religion, 
and Muslims, those who follow the reli- 
gion. Just as there are Christians and Jews 
who act in ways not in accordance with the 
tenets of their religion, so are there Muslims 
who perform hateful acts which they inde- 
fensibly try to justify by Islam. He cau- 
tioned the audience not to draw conclu- 
sions about Islam from a page or two of 
reading, and likewise not to assume a small 
number of radical terrorists rightly reflect 
Islamic beliefs. "It is important to learn 
about the Koran in order to filter out the 
acts of some Muslims who say they act in 
the name of Islam," the Imam said. At the 
end of his presentation, in answer a ques- 
tion from the floor, Imam Eid spoke even 
more harshly about the acts of radical ter- 
rorists. "They committed crimes though 
they said they did it in Islam's name. They 
will go to Hell." 

Sunnah, Imam 
Eid explained, is the 
way of life of prophet 
Mohammed who re- 
ceived the revelation 
of God through the 
angel Gabriel. Over a 
period of 23 years, 
the 115 chapters which comprise the 
Koran were revealed to Mohammed. "The 
most important area covered," said Imam 
Eid, "is about peace." The Koran teaches 
that people of the world should live togeth- 
er peacefully, and that different kinds of 
people were created by God to know one 
another. The Koran, according to Imam 
Eid, clearly says that "killing one innocent 
person equals the killing of all mankind" 
and that "whoever annoys a Christian or 
Jew it is as if he annoys me and thus God." 

In his talk to the students and faculty, 
Imam Eid tried to explain the five pillars of 

1 . the oneness of God 

2. the necessity of prayer 

3. the importance of helping the needy 

4. the directive to fast during Ramadan 

5. the command to make a pilgrimage 
once in one's lifetime 

The Koran calls Christians and Jews 
both "people of the book," acknowledging 
respect and the importance of dealing with 
each other peacefully. Though the Koran 
expresses strong and definite beliefs, there is 
no call to compel others to share these be- 
liefs, said Imam Eid. "God gifted us with the 
ability to choose," he said. It is important to 
"establish peace and harmony, putting be- 
liefs aside," never arguing with "people of 
the book except in a fruitful way" People 
can talk "in a scholarly fashion but not in a 
degrading way." The Imam suggested that 
the first step in establishing friendly rela- 
tions is through eating together, a natural 
way to "remove obstacles." 

Islam maintains, said the Imam, that the 

life we have on earth is a short one, but 
there will be a long life after life. The body 
dies, but the soul does not, and there is no 
Islamic belief in reincarnation. 

Before accepting questions from the 
audience, Imam Eid spoke about the posi- 
tion of women in Islam. The "functions and 
roles may sound to you outrageous," he 
said. The Koran clearly has some rules on 
how the different genders are to behave, 
"but man is never considered superior," he 

Students eagerly raised their hands and 
asked provocative and thoughtful questions. 
"Aren't there a lot of Muslims who are a 
threat to the United States?" 

The Imam posited that more Muslims 
love the U.S. than hate it and would wel- 
come the opportunity to live here. 

"How are women treated, in terms of 
domestic abuse, civil rights, freedom of 

Women are revered and valued, the 
Imam said, but the recognition that men 
and women are attracted to each other, thus 
distracting from worthy pursuits, explains 
the customs of keeping women obscured 
from public view. 

"What about Saddam Hussein?" 

Getting rid of Saddam is fine, the 
Imam said, but doing it by blowing up cities 
only creates more misery and damages the 
image of the United States. 

"How do you define jihad'?" 

The term is misused by terrorists, the 
Imam explained. In fact, jihad' is an effort 
to protect and perfect oneself, a positive sys- 
tem which only allows warlike response if a 
people has been attacked. 

Clearly, the discussion could have con- 
tinued for hours. Headmaster Marty 
Doggett summed up the value of the pres- 
entation best with these words: "In a time 
when politics and religion combine in an 
incendiary mix, we are indeed lucky to 
have Imam here."— JK 

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Liz Randlctt 

Dean Explains Value Of Outward Bound 

"The approach of my office to disci- 
pline is that you need to learn from your 
experience and grow rather than just face 
the embarrassment and hide," explains 
Dean of Students Lynda Bromley 

Fifteen years ago, after she attended an 
Outward Bound session "as a way to jump- 
start my life following a personal trauma," 
Bromley conceived of requiring certain at- 
risk, students to take part in Outward 
Bound if they wished to return to the 
Academy. Her personal experience con- 
vinced her that Outward Bound would 
provide an effective way "to build confi- 
dence, self-esteem, leadership skills, and 
gain a new perspective" on one's environ- 
ment. Through participation in the pro- 
gram, she believes, students' "mistakes in 
behavior can become a positive growth ex- 

In the last decade, the school has re- 
quired approximately 20 students to do an 
Outward Bound experience. These are 
boys and girls who find themselves in seri- 
ous disciplinary trouble, explains Bromley, 
"where we as a school still feel there is val- 
ue in keeping them in our community, but 
they need an intense experience that will 
teach them about themselvcs."The require- 
ment comes at the end of the academic 

year to be fulfilled over the summer. Some 
other students are encouraged, but not re- 
quired, to attend if they are struggling so- 
cially and have engaged in some behaviors 
of concern. 

Has it worked? "It has definitely im- 
pacted in a very positive ways each GDA 
student who has participated," says 
Bromley. "For sonic, admittedly the effect is 
short-term, but for many others Outward 
Bound has provided a life-changing expe- 

To Dean Bromley, steering kids toward 
Outward Bound reflects the Academy's 
firm commitment to "letting education 
take place in venues other than the class- 
room. Outward Bound has been a wonder- 
ful tool for us to use for students who 
needed a positive way to face their mistakes 
and make redemption. It provides an active, 
not passive, experience where they have to 
prove themselves to themselves and to us. 
That's the value." 

Since her first experience 1 5 years ago, 
Bromley has attended two more Outward 
Bound sessions as a participant, but never a 
leader. Why? "My belief is that I have to 
walk the talk to understand what the stu- 
dents are going through." 

When junior Liz Kandlett found 
herself faced with disciplinary action 
from the Dean of Students, she could 
not have envisioned that her "punish- 
ment" would be the experience of a 
lifetime. She didn't yet know that 
Dean Lynda Bromley and other GDA 
administrators have long recommend- 
ed a summer at Outward Bound for 
students who have pushed school rules 
too tar. 

To her surprise, Liz was faced 
with either spending a summer sailing 
or not returning to the Academy. 
Clearly, there was no contest. "I usual- 
ly do sea kayaking or rock climbing 
each summer," she savs."I always want- 
ed to do a sailing course, so this gave 
me a real reason for doing it." To her. 
Outward Bound was no trip to the 
gallows. She went willingly and with 
much excitement. 

The Vermont native was sent to 
Hurricane Island School, headquar- 
tered on Burnt Island in Maine. Nine 
teens were grouped with two leaders 
on a 30-foot pulling boat - similar to 
an old whaling vessel - for three 
weeks. "It was pretty intense." Every 
six days, the group would leave the 
boat and visit Burnt Island or another 
island to which they had navigated. 

Each participant was required to 
do one three-day solo experience. 
"Solo is when you are put on an island 
by yourself with an apple, a bagel, a 
handful of gorp, water, a sleeping bag 
and that's it. It is a time to reflect on 
yourself." Although Liz is quick to ad- 
mit that she "didn't enjoy" the solo ex- 
perience, she values it immeasurably"! 
appreciated the fact that there was 
never going to be a time in my life 
again that I would not talk to another 
human for three days. I appreciate the 

Boundless Opportunities 

time it gave me to reflect back on my life. 
At first, I was afraid, because I'm not really 
that kind of person." 

During her time alone, Liz thought 
about "how much I had and how my par- 
ents loved me... and how I was given the 
opportunity to attend boarding 
school... and how I really needed to take 
charge of it." Looking back, she realizes the 
solo was "a learning process about myself, as 
if 1 was reading a book about myself." In 
Liz's eyes, "Everyone came back from solo 
rejuvenated. It was like a power boost 
everyone got." 

Back with her group on board the 
boat, Liz contin- 
ued to learn 
about herself and 
others. "Outward 
Bound has such a 
minimalist atti- 
tude. It allowed 
me to see how 
many things I re- 
ally don't need." 
Living in such 
close quarters 
with people so 
different from 
each other, "from 

opposite ends of social groups," also pre- grumpy. We had to rappel down cliffs with 
sented many challenges. "We were forced to the ocean below. As the high tide kept com- 

Photographs courtesy of Outward Bound 

some adjustment. "It was hard to come back 
because at Outward Bound I learned so 
much every day. I can't learn like that any- 
where else. Every day something exciting 
happened." Besides, she misses her Outward 
Bound friends. "I talk online to them. We 
are so close. You sleep next to these people. 
When you're mad, you can't get away, you 
can't go to the library. You have to confront 
the problem. There is no getting out of it." 
Not surprisingly, Liz would encourage 
other students to attend Outward Bound, 
off the boat on Burnt Island," she recalls. "Most of the people in my group were 
"We were hiking, carrying packs and food, forced to be there. Three days into it they 
and it was 110 degrees. Everyone was so said, 'I hate this, I hate my parents. Why am 

"When I first saw Liz after her 26-day journey, her eyes were 

sparkling with confidence, curiosity, and a renewed sense of 

appreciation of herself and the world and people around her. It 

wasn't that the program changed her; rather the program allowed 

her to let some of her best qualities resurface." 

—Liz's mother, Suesan Randlett 

bond and get along. It didn't matter how 
different we were. We ended up loving each 
other by the end. You can't let what social 
group you're in matter when you're on a 
30-foot boat in the middle of the ocean and 
there's a thunder and lightning storm, and 
when the lightning strikes it's so close there 
is purple light around you." As a result of 
Outward Bound, Liz says, "I was able to de- 
fine myself and the role I play in relation- 
ships. I'm the mother, the caregiver in rela- 

Though Liz loved the sailing aspect of 
Outward Bound, her most memorable day 
was on a rock climbing expedition. "We got 

ing up, half of the cliff was covered in wa- 
ter. We climbed the saltwater cliffs. There 
was an overhang that everyone had tried to 

I here?' By the end, everyone was in tears 
because it was over so soon. The bottom 
line is that there is nothing better you could 
do for a teenager." 

At the end of her three weeks, Liz was 

get up forever. I asked if I could try and I awarded a pin for being "the ideal Outward 

did it. No student had ever done it before, 
so I get to name the climb," Liz recounts 
with obvious pride and enthusiasm. 

Clearly a scrambler, Liz also talks excit- 
edly about pier jumping. "When we pulled 
into the different islands, they have piers 
where you put the boats in at low tide. On 
Hurricane Island, the pier is 60 feet above 
the water. At 5 every morning, we'd jump 
off those into the ocean. It was so cold." 

Returning to the "real world" required 

Bound student." And, although employees 
need to be at least 1 8 years old, the people 
at Outward Bound already have told Liz 
they would like her to become a trained 
leader. She's more than willing. — JK 

The father of GDA trustee josh Miner 
'69, P'98, '96, was a founder of Outward 
Bound in the I 'nited States. For more informa- 
tion about Outward Bound, check the I ['eh: or call toll free: 
888-88BOI ".YD. 

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with an Artist's Heart 

By Sayer Sweeney '04 

"Student Athlete." The term gets thrown around a lot 
at schools like Governor Dummer, where the sharpest 
minds and most gifted athletes often congregate. 
Sometimes, kids are lucky enough to be blessed in both are- 
nas, shining on the field and in the classroom. Few, howev- 
er, do it as successfully senior John Leonard, a two-season 
captain and honor roll student. 

When asked about John, his teachers and coaches alike 
offer copious praise, with the term "hard working" being a 
favorite accolade. All point to John's uncanny combination 
of athletic prowess and ability to perform in the classroom. 
"John is amazingly well-balanced. He has the appearance 
and demeanor of an athlete, but he has the heart of an 
artist," says David Oxton, a fine arts teacher whose photog- 
raphy class John joined a full two weeks into the quarter. "I 
worried he would have a hard time catching up to the rest 
of the students. One week after he arrived, he was doing 
some of the best work in his class. He simply outworked all 
the other students," Mr. Oxton adds. 

John came to the academy as a repeat junior, after 
completing three years at Brunswick High School in 
Brunswick, Maine as an honor roll student. An all-state 
football and hockey player, it was not until junior year m 
Maine that John started playing lacrosse, receiving all-league 
honors in his first season."! had always played baseball and 
wanted to try something new," John remembers. "A lot of 
my friends played and seemed to have a lot of fun with it." 
I hat was a short three years ago, and these days many con- 
sider lacrosse John's strongest sport. 

In the midst of his junior year in Maine. John was also 
on the lookout for a place to prepare for college. He began 
eyeing ( IDA. "Visiting Jackson (Parker) was a big part of 
things." comments Leonard, referring to the times he and 

his father would travel to Byfield to see a football game and 
visit the close family friend and member of the CIDA class 
of 2002. It was during these visits that John fell in love with 
the campus, people, and atmosphere at CIDA. After a tour of 
the school, John applied and was accepted to the Academy 
in the spring of 2001 . 

Entering CIDA in the fall, he enjoyed immediate suc- 
cess, producing honor roll grades and being named ISL all- 
league honorable mention as the quarterback of the foot- 
ball team. He would go on to receive all league honorable 
mention honors in lacrosse during the spring of his junior 
year, and all league recognition for football again during his 
senior year, this time first-team honors. He was also pre- 
sented with the Carl A. Fescosolido Junior Scholar-Athlete 
Award during the spring of his junior year, another tangi- 
ble result of John's remarkable ability to combine "brains 
and brawn." 

John is currently awaiting responses from a number oi 
colleges, including Colby and Hobart, Division 3 schools, 
and Boston College, Holy Cross, and University of 
Vermont, all Division 1 schools. He hopes to play football, 
lacrosse, or both, wherever he attends. Asked about plans for 
the future. Leonard seems intent on securing the present. 
"I'm really just concentrating on college right now," he 
says. The comment seems to epitomize his character: re- 
laxed, focused and personable. Those who know him best 
agree. "He's definitely a good kid, who always comes to the 
field with a great attitude." says CIDA friend Brian 
Morrissey 05, this year's Varsity Football "Most Valuable 
Player" who also shares the lacrosse field with John. "Very 
laid back and there to help out whenever you need him, but 
when it's game time he comes to win." 

If the success John has enjoyed at GDA as a scholar- 
athlete is any sign of things to come, winning is something 
he may have to get used to. 

2S The . In lw 

Spring 2003 

Photograph by I )on Wieczorek '04 

for Falvey 

By Kristen DeFonest "03 

Anyone who knows Shannon Falvey can tell you that when 
it comes to athletics, the sight of her name in print is nothing 

Almost four years after her first game as a student at GDA, 
Falvey continues to be known for her athletic prowess and dedi- 
cation to her teammates, two attributes that have fueled her suc- 
cess as a four-year tri-varsity athlete. A member of both softball 
and ice hockey teams since her early childhood, she has been a 
key player on GDA's varsity squads since her entrance as a fresh- 
man. It is field hockey, however, that best illustrates her natural 
athletic talent. "I never even saw a field hockey game until I was 
playing in one freshman year," Falvey confessed recently. Now, as 
co-captain of the 2002 varsity team that entered into postseason 
play for the first time since 1989, she considers it her favorite 
sport, and hopes to play in college. 

When asked about her success as an athlete, Falvey immedi- 
ately cites team dynamics as a strong motivator. Teamwork, rather 
than the skill of an individual player, is the secret to a winning sea- 
son, she argues. "The connections you make within a team can 
turn out to be some of the strongest." She also supports the im- 
portance of fundamentals over more flashy maneuvers. "I think 
it's the little things that can really change an outcome... on a day 

that my team is doing all of the little things right, then everything 
else seems to fit into place." 

In addition to the encouragement of her teammates, she has 
had no shortage of parental support. "My family has never missed 
a game, and sadly, my father has never been seen without a cam- 
era around his neck," Falvey laughs, before adding that "it really 
does make a difference to see them on the sidelines." 

If her family has given her the support she needs for success, 
then GDA has provided a venue for the showcase of her talent, 
both on and off the field of play. "GDA has been a huge oppor- 
tunity for me, both academically and athletically. I've played on 
some of the best teams in New England and competed against 
some of the best athletes in the league, all while getting an out- 
standing education." 

Despite her challenging course schedule and her February 
2002 induction into the GDA Honor Society, which recognizes 
students for their academic excellence as well as extracurricular 
achievement, Falvey considers herself to be more of an athlete 
than a student. "I think I have more control over my athletic per- 
formance than I do over my academic performance." 

Falvey s academic and athletic success has ultimately come at 
a price. During a discussion about this year's first-semester art 
class, the first non-IFA art class she has attended at GDA, she voic- 
es her regret that due to her already full schedule, activities such 
as art haven't played as prominent a part as she would have liked. 
"I wish I could have found the time earlier to get into the art pro- 
gram, but running from practice to dinner and then study hall can 
get pretty overwhelming in itself." Her athleticism hasn't com- 
plicated all areas of her high school experience, however. With a 
close network of caring friends and teammates, Falvey has a strong 
social life that has only been enhanced, rather than hindered, by 
her involvement in sports. 

Beyond her plans to play field hockey and softball at Trinity 
College next year, Falvey has no major expectations or plans for 
her future just yet, preferring to remain open to the multitude of 
positive experiences that will undoubtedly come her way. "I 
think I'll just take it one day at a time and see where I end up." 

Photograph by Stephen Falvey P'C2, '03 




t t 







Birthday Bash 

Howard J. "Buster" Navins 
arrived at GDA from Holyoke, 
MA in 1930 and graduated with 
the class of 1931 .While a student 
here, he managed the football 
team then coached by William 
Jacob, and was captain of the 
baseball team coached by Ted 

As third baseman, he helped the team 
to a 7 win. 1 tie and 6 loss season and was 
considered brilliant in his fielding skills. 
Buster also played forward on the basketball 
team and was considered a fine shot and 
hard working player. The team, coached by 
Francis Reagan, had 1 1 wins and two loss- 
es that season. 

After (IDA, Buster earned a Bachelor's 
degree from Williams College in 1935 and 
a Master's degree from Columbia 

University in 1937. He returned to GDA in 
the fall of 1936 to teach mathematics, 
adding biology, Latin, German and speech 
to his teaching roster over the years. He also 
served for a time as dorm master and Dean 
of Students as well as assistant baseball 
coach, head baseball coach, and soccer 

Buster and his wife, Fran raised two 
sons, Peter '66 and Rusty '63, on the GDA 
campus. Fran, the GDA librarian, was a 

great support to Buster and 
was much loved by the boys 
of GDA. 

Buster retired in 1977, 
his 41 -year career at the 
Academy having positively 
and unalterably affected the 
lives of hundreds of students. 
It is no wonder that nearly 
200 people braved the New England win- 
ter weather on December 8 to honor 
Buster on his 90th birthday. Buster's reac- 
tion reflected his vintage modesty: "I'm 
flabbergasted to see all these people here," 
he said. "It's quite a tribute." 

A scrapbook of memories offered by 
former students reflected the love so many 
felt for him. Here are some photographs of 
the party with snippets from admirers. 

32 TheArchon * Spring 20(13 

BILL GRIFFITH '37 - "My one year as a student 
of Busters was the outstanding and most remembered of my 
IS- 1 'J years of schooling." 

JACK BELL '38 - "In three years at Governor 
Dummer I never had Buster Navins as a dormitory master, 
never as a teacher, never as a coach. But, most important, I had 
him as a friend. " 

DAVID GEARHART '40 - "Thanks forgiving a 
skinny sixteen-year-old, son and younger brother of much bet- 
ter athletes, the opportunity and confidence to find his own way 
as a varsity athlete. " 

HOWARD STIRN '41 - "I wish to let you know 
again, and again, how much you contributed to my very suc- 
cessful, satisfying and happy life. " 

DAVE ESTY '50 - "You were, and are, and always 
will be a presence in my life. " 

FRED SMITH '52 - "Few people in my mind reach 
LEGEND status in their lifetime. And, Buster Savins has 
entered that rarefied world. " 

PETER SHERIN '59 - "We said, 'Mr. Navins,' 
but from the beginning he was 'Buster.' We had an extraordi- 
nary mixture of respect and affection for him, in the classroom, 
on the playing field, and in the dorm, that will last our life- 
time. " 

PETER MACHINIST '62 - "Your classes were 
an exercise in precise, disciplined study; no fooling 

around You always cushioned the inevitable failures with 

your rapid-fire humor and sensitivity, and made them an impe- 
tus to go on, not to go out." 

DONALD BALSER '64 - "Certainly some of the 

proudest moments in my life have little to do with making suc- 
cessful business decisions or with cleverly negotiating business 
deals. They are the moments when I have truly played as a team 
member for the greater good, have shared my experience with 
others so that they might be more than they thought they could 
be, and have guided them in a direction where their action and 
efforts have contributed to the benefit of all. Buster, much of this 
is due to your lessons and guidance — the most memorable 
teacher in my life. " 

MIKE MULLIGAN '71 - "Thank you for teach- 
ing us, in your words, "to play better than we knew how"— and 
we somehow did just that. Thanks to you — and to your amaz- 
ing bride, Fran — for your example of dedication , commitment, 
honor, fairness, and kindness. You are an extraordinary couple, 
and you have both served as examples of devotion, stability, and 
constancy to so many students and faculty. " 

ways remember the fun I had in your speech class and how you 
encouraged me to give a speech about co-education at Governor 
Dummer to the Rotary back in 1976." 

Top to Bottom: Buster with Al Ebinger'43; with Headmaster 
Marty Doggett and Special Events Coodinator Sandy Keyes; with Fritz Freeman'48 

* V * 

lass notes 



Pre 1939 
Harold H. Audet '38 
51 1 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3705 

(831) 373-5652 

audet 3 

In recent weeks I have received a num- 
ber ot notes from alumni with comments 
about the church parades that occurred 
every Sunday before the school chapel was 
built, the most recent one being from Dana 
Jones '37. Dana is still living in Australia 
and enjoying the summer weather while 
GDA is having subzero temperatures. While 
in Byfield the students have been experienc- 
ing very cold weather, it has, on the whole, 
been mild on the Monterey Peninsula. 
However, we have had some very high 
winds. In my yard, four 100-year-old pines 
came down. In back of the lot three more 
were uprooted, but fortunately for me, they 
were on city property. The roots however, 
knocked down my fence. Received a long 
letter from Ward Fearnside '31 and he said 
that he and Margaret are still living in their 
home in Wellesley Hills, MA. Last summer 
he rode his bicycle 150 miles to his 68th re- 
union at Bowdoin College. Let's hope that 
next June, he can make a shorter bicycle trip 
to South Byfield tor his 72nd reunion at 
Governor I )ummer. 

This is a good spot to remind members 
of the classes of 1928, 1933 and L938 that we 
will be celebrating our 75th, 70th and 65th 
anniversaries of our passing the Milestone 
and graduating from GDA. 

John Davidson '35 has moved from 
Hampton. VA to 14 Christine Drive. 
Milford, NH. The move will put John and 
Helen closer to their daughter, and to the ski 
slopes of New Hampshire. Charlie 
Somerby '37 is very active in the Santa 
Rosa Historical Society 111 Milton, FL. He 
continues to do some writing on the side. 
By the time you see this note, spring training 
will have started. Charlie is an avid Red Sox 

Baird Hodgkinson class of 1933 

fan and hopes that this year the Sox will win 
the title, or at least beat the Yankees. Bill 
Ferris '38 and Mary are still very active, and 
have made several golfing trips to Southern 
California. When not playing golf they are 
helping to rebuild the Parish Hall at the 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Vallev, 
CA. Marshall Brown '29 is now 91 years 
old and is still active in soliciting ocean and 
inland marine insurance. He and Virginia 
continue to live in their home ot many years 
in Ipswich, MA. 

I hope that we will see him at the June 
reunion as part of the Old Guard get-to- 


Class of 1939 

Donald W. Stockwell 

39 Country Hill 

Brattleboro,VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 

It is with sadness we report the death 
last August ot our friend and fellow class- 
mate. Jack Dunlap. Although not in the 
best of health the past few years, he was a 
regular contributor to this column with 
updates on his many interests and activities. 
I have recently expressed our deepest sympa- 
thy to his wife, MaLe Roy and family over 
Ins passing. Gordon Tooley, whom we have 
not heard from recently, tells us he has five 
healthy, happy and successful children and 
has been married tor 52 years. He retired in 

1970, moved to Brevard, NC and now 
divides his time between the mountains of 
North Carolina and sunny Florida. The best 
of both worlds! George Lord, another long 
lost fellow alum, is apparently in good health 
and with his son, Rob '68, attended Buster 
Navins '31 90th birthday celebration in 
1 )ecember. He tells us Buster looks great 
and they had a great time reminiscing about 
the good old days. George made particular 
mention of seeing how the campus has 
changed since 1939. Thayer Richardson 
also divides his time between Florida and 
Essex. MA. His interests still lie in boating 
and craft work and visiting friends. John 
Klotz reports: Had arrhythmia and cardio 
version in Sept. Can still play both golf and 
tennis. Lost 20 lbs; now a slim 165 lbs. He 
continues to surprise me with his boundless 
energy. He spent eight days at his Florida 
condo in December where he played golf 
and tennis; not having enough exercise, 
when he returned to Bryn Mawr, he has 
been playing indoor tennis twice each week. 
In January, he returns to Florida where he 
plans to visit Tom Tenney, although he did- 
n't say tor how long. If he does, I hope Tom 
will tell us what keeps Klotz ticking. 

John Gannett, the old sea dog, is hav- 
ing a great time with the Coast Guard 
Auxiliary. As a coxswain, he recently had an 
exciting experience traversing the Silver 
River in Florida explaining how the steam 
arising from the river made the trip some- 
what ot a chore. However, it turned out to 
be fun. Between his boating and railroading 
in Maine, John keeps pretty busy. It was 
great to hear from Ed Noyes who spends 
nine months on Dataw Island, SC and three 
months in Southington, CT. I gather golt 
occupies much of his retirement with still 
time to spend with his kids who live in 
Toronto, Phoenix and Ohio. Ed gets to 
Newburyport to visit his brother from time 
to time. Although the timing for our re- 
union doesn't always work out he hopes, as 
we do, that he will make our 65th in 2004. 

Chuck Goodrich remembers the good 
old days and recalls Mr. William Mitchell, 
our math instructor. He was a distinguished 
appearing individual who knew his subject 
like no other. However, he would occasion- 
ally get annoyed by his pupils, in which case 
he would rap the ever present yardstick on 

34 TheArchon - Spring 2003 

his desk. This sometime threatening action 
would quickly restore order to his class, par- 
ticularly to the offenders. Chuck also recalls 
that the most relaxed pupil in his class was 
his brown Irish setter. How about some of 
you other '39ers giving us some of your 

Hopefully some of you will make plans 
to attend our 64th reunion June 13,14 and 
15. It's a great occasion and, as mentioned 
previously, you will be treated like royalty. 
Hope to see you there. Don't forget our 
65th in 2004! 

Russell Simons class of 1938 


Class of 1940 

William H. Torrey 

112 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY 11102-3902 

(631) 669-4339 

purejoy2 1 T@aol. com 

Andy Bailey will be living in Naples, 
for most of the winter and hopes to see Bob 
Lyle there. He was glad to see that 
Governor Dummer beat Belmont Hill in 
hockey. He says he has a few more aches. 
Jim Dodge says that after his recent stroke 
he has only booze and bridge to keep him 
occupied as he is losing his sight, balance and 
cannot play golf anymore. Says "it's the pits." 
Bob Little sends his best wishes to all. This 
year he and his wife are celebrating their 
50th wedding anniversary and plan several 
trips to hangouts of their youth. Charlie 
McDowell is busy on the kitchen commit- 
tee of his church as they put on two dinners 
a month averaging about 200 people. He 


spent five weeks at the beach in North 
Carolina in the spring and again in the fall. 
Seems to spend a lot of time in doctor's of- 
fice but enjoys water aerobics about three 
times a week. Ben Wright continues his in- 
volvement in the "scandal ridden" world of 
figure skating and attended the Nationals in 
Dallas and will be at the Worlds in 
Washington in March. He continues to 
work on skating history for the internation- 
al federation. He has stopped golf and curl- 
ing but still attends Rotary, Masons, 
Salvation Army advisory meetings and sav- 
ings bank trustee meetings. He is also work- 
ing (not enough) on family history. Bill 
Torrey says many of the class are enjoying 
winter vacations; consequently so few letters 
to me. I'm still poking along on my pre- 
scriptions and as Jim Dodge says, some help 
from Smirnoff. As I write, I'm looking out 
on two feet of snow. Fairyland-BAH. Just 
39 days 'til Spring. I can't wait. Looking for- 
ward to hearing from many more of you for 
the next Archon. Best regards to all. 

Class of 1941 

R. Andrew Little 

146 Fincks Basin Road 

Little Falls, NY 13365-5019 

(315) 823-1662 

Howard Stirn says: "About the same as 
last year - in good health! Published the 
Stirn Family Genealogy (10 years of work) 
back to 1430; printing my WWII memoirs; 
closing them after another successful season 
at our dude ranch, R Lazy S; still involved 
with Sea Research Foundation in Mystic, 
CT (including Aquarium & Bob Ballands, 
Institute for Exploration); walking, horse 
back riding, bicycling (in FL) etc. etc." Neal 
Cox says: "returned from Bangkok, Thailand 
serving as an engineering consultant to the 
Siam Pulley Co. for five weeks. Still active in 
Rotary - treasurer for two institutions. 
Looking forward to two weeks on Sanibel 
Island, FL golfing this winter." Vaughan 
Pitman reports: "I have been out of GDA 
for 62 years going back to Ted Eames. Dot 
and I have 17 children, grandchildren and 
great grandchildren. We spent time in 
Florida and Colorado in our motor home 
last year. We are still active on state and local 
boards and committees. I am point man for 
the NH 9th Army Air force Association, and 
we meet twice a year." 

Jim Monroe writes: "A busy year. 

Family gathering in Christmas Cove, ME to 
celebrate our 50th with a grandson and we 
cruised Alaskan waters - good experience. 
Granddaughter married in Sydney, Australia 
— a long plane ride. Wintering - as usual — 
in Palm Dessert, CA — several family mem- 
bers — all three generations - have visited at 
various times. In between times — I had a 
stent in my heart in the spring, a pacemaker- 
defibrillator during summer and leg blood 
clots this winter. Expect to get back to ten- 
nis shortly - old age sport for sissies. Paul 
Morgan says: "In October '02 I visited 
Howard (Buster) Navins at his retirement 
home in Westboro, MA. He was hospitalized 
with his arm in a sling as the result of a fall. 
He was worried about getting back to living 
with his wife Frances soon and being alive 
on December 2 to celebrate his 90th birth- 
day. Being a relative of the President of the 
Board made it possible to arrange a celebra- 
tion at GDA on 8 December - a truly mem- 
orable event for Howard's entire family." 


Class of 1942 

Seward E. Pomeroy 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602-1401 

(508) 152-1469 

Had a nice, long letter from Humphrey 
Simpson. He had not sent a letter for the 
50th Reunion book we put out, so this let- 
ter is to catch us up on his life's activities. He 
writes, "Finished my PG year (at GDA) in 
June, 1943. Went into (Navy) V-12. 
Commissioned an Ensign and served on 
CVE-77, U.S.S. Marcus Island in the Pacific. 
War over, went into Naval Air Transport 
Service, O-in-C detachment at Eniwetok, 
Kwajalein and Johnston Islands. Left the 
Navy as a Lieutenant J.G. Returned to 
Williams College and graduated in 
September '47. Started working, married 
and had three daughters and one son. 
Working to make money for someone else 
interfered with my avocation. Formed a 
partnership doing arbitrage, special mergers, 
buy-outs and take-overs, etc. We also had a 
textile mill and coffee operations in Brazil. 
That left me with plenty of time for ocean 
sailboat racing. I did three transatlantic races 
to Copenhagen, Cork, Ireland and Bayonne, 
Spain. Went the Channel and Fastnet races, 
over sixteen Newport-Bermuda races, seven 
Marion-Bermuda races, four southern ocean 
race circuits and many more local long-dis- 

Tlie Archon e« Spring 2003 35 

lass notes 

tance races. Also did over 17 ocean cruises 
including England, Spam, Caribbean, 
Mediterranean, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia 
and Ireland. Have also sailed in the 
Canadian Pacific Northwest and out in the 
Tahiti area. I have now given up yachting. 
My wife, Rosie, and I now play lots of golf 
at Mariner Sands in Stuart, Florida in the 
winter, and at the Newport National 
Country Club from our summer home in 
Portsmouth, RI. I hope this brings you up 
to date." 

Bill Hill writes, "Still taking care ot 
each day one at a time! Have recovered from 
major back surgery 100% and recently 
cataract removal. I wish others in the Class 
of '42 would drop a short message or two. It 
is comforting to all of us to keep in touch. 
Time is moving on! Tom Fenn sent a card 
telling that he has "just purchased an '03 
Tradewinds 40 motor home to carry on un- 
til I'm 90!. least, maybe beyond if I'm 
able. Three kids are in their fifties, a younger 
one is 38! And will retire from the Air Force 
in April after twenty years. Boy, does that 
make me feel old!!!" Bob Harris filled up a 
card, noting that "we are well, fit and active 
with swimming, biking, walking, cycling and 
taking in the arts. Events prevented me from 
attending our 50th reunion, but we are com- 
ing east next year and I want to show Pat 
GDA. I am still drawing boats - a 42 foot 
catamaran sloop, accommodations for a 
51 -foot sport fishing motor yacht and other 
older designs. I will go to the U.S. Merchant 
Marine Academy 59th exercises again to 
show the campus to Pat. Together, we wish 
you all a happy, healthy 2003." Ted Stitt 
writes, "All goes well in my new Retirement 
Center Home in Ocean Palms. Hope to see 
you at reunion time at CiDA in June. 
Meanwhile. Merry Christmas to both of 
you. This retirement center is nicer, cleaner 
and much more friendly! Cheaper, too!" 


More Photographs 

Send in your photographs and class notes 

Class of 1943 

Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360-2428 

(508) 746-1306 


60th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

The returns to the Class Survey were a 
bit sparse, but fun. As I figure it, we were 52 
in number when we left school. The 2002 
list carries 39. Twelve of us have e-mail ad- 
dresses that the school knows. Of all those 
numbers, 10 answered the quiz, all without 
the help of Tom Mercer's dachshund. If 
these 10 are representative of the class, 90% 
ot us were in the Service, we went to two 
colleges, have had 1 .08 wives and have been 
married from 3 to 54 years. We have 2.6 
kids, 3.2 grands and 0.6 Greats. We've lived 
in three houses and worked for 1.8 employ- 
ers. If you could have skewed these num- 
bers, it's your fault for keeping it a secret. 
We did get some interesting notes along 
with the test answers. 

Bob Wadleigh had an occasion to visit 
the VA hospital rehab and roomed with 
Buster Navins '31. Small world depart- 
ment. Bob continues to report on Central 
America including flying a plane from Costa 
Rica to Peru. The point is that he doesn't 
know how to fly . A CIDA education teach- 
es one to fake it. 

Bob Wood is enjoying life with golf 
and boating in Florida. His only regret is 
that he waited too long to quit and live. 

Roy Coombs is spending long winters 
m Venice, Florida so as to beat the Mass tax- 

Walt McGill will be at the 60th and 
looks forward to you joining with him in 
attending and contributing to the fund. He 
says that '43 is usually among the leaders and 
he works hard at keeping it true. We can 
help him. 

Morgan Cooper is retired, has down- 
sized to a condo and its finest kind. Bob 
Morrell is one of those who continues to 
help pay our Social Security and we all thank 

Warren Court class of 1943 

him. He sees Widge Thomas regularly. 

Dick Hamilton is about to join the 
great unemployed and pick up some of Bob 
Morrell s largesse. 

Ben Mann reports that his extremities 
are creaking and the central pump is ques- 
tionable. He should remember that we were 
all built in the middle 20s and nothing lasts 
forever. He will be in good and similar com- 
pany when he comes to the 60th in June. 

Dick Urie sent in a great report on the 
life and times of the Uries, the most impor- 
tant part being that he has pretty much re- 
covered from the loss of his wife and part- 
ner of 53 years and has found a great com- 
panion. They are in the Lady Lakes section 
of Florida and would welcome a call at 
352/753-5214 if you travel that way. 

The Ben Brewsters have a fifth Grand, 
the first boy, and are reveling in his company 
. We are to travel the Rhine in the fall and 
think you should join us. 

Mostly we would love to see a whole 
big bunch of '43s at the Reunion in June. 
Considering our attained age, we might not 
make it to the big 100, so grease up those 
wheelchairs, shine up the canes, get a new 
battery for the hearing aid and show us all 
how much better you are than the rest. See 
you in Byfield in June. 

30 TheArchon » Spring 2003 


Class of 1944 
Steven K. Kauffman 

137 Jefferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA 23185-8910 

(757) 220-9013 

Sam Finlay writes: "We moved to 
Asbury Methodist Village in nearby 
Gaithersburg, MD. It has everything you 
could ask for in a retirement home, but it is 
not 'home'. Priscilla has had numerous silent 
mini strokes which have caused dementia 
and a loss of balance. She can walk very short 
distances with a walker, but uses a wheel- 
chair most of the time. It became difficult to 
manage with all the steps in our house. 
Doctors assure us she does not have 
Alzheimer's. She still has her personality. Our 
address is: 415 Russell Ave. - Apt 605, 
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Phone (301) 987- 
6749. P. S. I still play golf twice a week and 
keep active." 

Pinky Whitney says: "On December 
8th '02 my wife, Kay, and I hit the road to 
wish Howard J. Navins well on his 90th for 
cookies and cake and ice cream! 'Twas a 
good show. Buster didn't look any different 
than he did when he coached us in soccer 
nor when I first met him back in 1936 at 
Camp Winona. He is truly a wonder in my 
life, a prince of a man. Had a nice chat with 
Miss Lovell. Met Mr. and Mrs. Doggett now 
in charge of the Helm of Good Ship 'GDA.' 
In all we had a wonderful time with son 
Randy '70 keeping the OF Man up to date 
with all the new improvements. 'Buster' gave 
me the nick-name at Winona." 

Franc Skirball reports that he is still 
working part-time at Office Depot. He just 
got back (October, 02 I think - SKK) from a 
week in Hawaii and got badly sun burned. 
Franc's looking forward to our 60th in 2004. 

George Pollin, one of the more reliable 
correspondents, says he's had a "pretty neat 
year." He got an ICD in February, 2002. (For 
those of us un-informed : "An implantable 
defibrillator (ICD) is a device that is im- 
planted under the skin in the chest to mon- 
itor episodes of rapid heartbeat. Since many 
of these dangerous heart rhythms can cause 
the heart to stop beating or even result in 
sudden cardiac death, defibrillators deliver 
life-saving shocks to help return the heart to 
a normal rhythm.") George and Carolyn 
took a trip to the Baltic in May. Got to visit 
Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, 

Kalmar, Warnemunde, and Arhus, all briefly, 
as the whole thing was by boat and lasted 
only 13 days. But interesting, he says. (Army 
guys call 'em "boats," Navy pucks call 'em 
"ships." A boat is any craft that can be hauled 
aboard a ship. They took a river boat (OK!) 
down the Rhone in October. Stopped in 
Paris (three days), Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saone, 
Lyon, Tournon, Avignon, Aries, and Nice. 
This was, he thought, a better trip even 
though Carolyn caught the "bug" that we all 
read about and they had to put up with what 
George now calls the "weasily" French. They 
spent Christmas at home with friends and 
skipped the carousing at New Year's. 

Dennis Andersen is getting ready 
to send out emails urging all to 
attend our 60th. His email address is: dander-, so send him an email if 
you are on 'de net. He is collecting address- 
es. Dennis is looking for a few volunteers for 
one or more skits at the 60th reunion. 
(Classmates like I who have trouble memo- 
rizing their own Social Security numbers 
need not volunteer. But anyone who wants 
to demonstrate his lack of senility is wel- 
come.:-) Dennis also says that David 
Ambrose visited him in Florida and Dennis 
visited Ambrose in Massachusetts. He says 
his, Dennis's, house has bedrooms with sepa- 
rate entrances and is open to all for short vis- 

Warren Perkins came through with a 
page and a half letter of really good stuff. He 
told me to edit it so here goes (tough to do.) 
He said he felt guilty not having written and 
set forth a few lines of what has gone on in 
the Warren Perkins "world." He continues to 
live in Houston, but suffers from Post- 
Traumatic- Yankee-Disorder (PTYD).This is 
caused by being brought up in New 
England, but now living in Houston where 
36% are Hispanic, 1 8% are Asian ( primarily 
from Vietnam ), 14% are black, and the re- 
maining 32% are white of which few under- 
stand his accent. Says he's kidding. Having 
lived and worked 19 years in Venezuela and 
Mexico, he's gotten over PTYD long ago. 
He attends an advanced Spanish class with 
other retired expatriates. He and his wife also 
take Continuing Study courses at Rice 
University and attend "the exceptionally 
good theater, ballet, symphony, museums, 
etc. here." They particularly enjoy the folk 
music and blue grass programs always avail- 
able. Their health is good so they travel. 
They spent five weeks with two other cou- 

ples in Scotland, Northern England, and 
Wales staying in time share facilities, B & B's, 
and a house exchange. They recently got 
back from three weeks in China which was 
among their all-time favorite trips. They saw 
the Great Wall , the terracotta warriors, etc., 
but their favorite was a five-day cruise up the 
Yangtze River through the scenic gorges. 
Once the Yangtze is dammed it will swallow 
a valley's worth of the country's most lovely 
scenery and precious past. He suggests we 
grab a boat ride down the river before the 
end of 2003. In May, with his wife and an- 
other couple, he went on a fishing holiday 
for dorado (mahi mahi) and other small 
game fish to their favorite, rustic fishing 
camp in Baja California, Mexico, about 60 
miles north of San Jose Del Cabo on the 
Gulf of California. There were no dorado, so 
their guide took them for marlin. Warren 
hooked onto a good size fish. For about fif- 
teen minutes, the marlin did its expected 
dance, and he struggled, getting nowhere. It 
was quickly evident to him that this fish was 
going to win. He handed the rod to his wife 
who brought the monster to the boat and 
released it in one hour and fifteen minutes. 
How about that put down to make one feel 
old! His wife had boated a slightly smaller 
marlin the day before. The best trip was two 
years ago in February when he, his wife and 
daughter went to the colonial town, San 
Miguel de Allende, in Mexico. They signed 
up for a bus tour of the winter retreat of the 
Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Madre 
mountains east ofToluca.They traveled to an 
entrance of one of the Monarch sanctuaries 
at 7,000 feet near the small town of 
Ocampo; from there climbed to 10,000 feet 
"slowly" through the Oyamel pine trees and 
entered an enchanted world - millions of 
butterflies clinging to the branches of the 
pines, on the ground drinking from small 
streams, and flying in clouds. Butterflies were 
so thick on the trees that the green branches 
were changed to orange and black and 
bowed with the weight. The hush of the for- 
est was occasionally interrupted by the beat- 
ing of the multiple wings of the butterflies (a 
cloud of butterflies flying does make a 
noise). They felt they were in nature's cathe- 
dral, God's home. The beauty and the mas- 
sive sight of these insects was overwhelming. 
It is amazing to think that they fly every year 
from Canada and northern U. S. to this 
refuge - one of the great migrations. Wirren 
continues: "Ben Pearson will be interested 

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to know that I have taken up fly fishing. I 
cannot cast the entire fly line, Hen, but I have 
on a few occasions made an accurate 60-foot 
cast. I am learning. Along about mid- 
February the water in the shallows in back 
bays from Galveston and Padre Island will be 
warming, and the red fish and speckled trout 
will be in with the tide feeding on shrimps 
and crabs. I hope to be there too, wade fish- 
ing on the flats in the early morning. I prob- 
ably will not catch many fish, because when 
that dark shadow comes close, feeding along 
the grass, I will be watching the sand hill 
cranes, pelicans, and other sea birds. Life can 
be great, but you have to work at it." 

Warren's address is: 
10802 Bntoak Lane- 
Houston, TX 77079 
7 l 3-464-68 1 3 


Class of 1945 

Richard A. Cousins 

7/ Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-4542 

Bo Jameson writes: "After ten years of 
retirement, life has never been better for us. 
We spend five weeks in the Caribbean, a 
week skiing in Taos, NM where our son has 
a home by the slopes, our health is great and 
eight grandchildren. What more could one 

Arch Kingsley writes: "Moved to 
1634 James Wharf in Whitestone, VA - 
Northern Neck. It is what Easton was 40 
years ago. Thought everybody was so old 'till 
I figured out they were my age. Moral - 
everyone ages but us - we remain young for- 

Sy Symonds says: "I have never been 
so glad to see a New Year come in. 2002 was 
filled with one physical problem after anoth- 
er - all year. I couldn't even make Buster's 
birthday celebration, which distressed me no 
end. I seem to be on the mend now, how- 
ever, and ready to resume enjoying life on 
Cape Cod. 

Paul Withington tells us: 'Same old 
home, same old life, same old wife (55th an- 
niversary coming up), quintuple heart by- 
pass, third pace maker, knees are shot, going 

Headmaster Emeritus Peter Bragdon with 
Bill Silver '46 and Marcia Silver in their 

Miami home. 

deaf feel great, but the world is going to 

Robert Steinert reports: "Had a sec- 
ond grandchild in June, the daughter of my 
daughter Nell, who was married a couple of 
years ago in the GDA Chapel. Am in occa- 
sional touch with Peter Bragdon, who also 
lives m southern NH." 


Class of 1946 

George E. Duff)/, II 

14161 North Ageratum Way 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520) 825-4710 

I guess you are all "shy" as I only had 
three responses to my request for news. 

Dick Walsh attended Buster's birthday 
party with his son Jay '77 and said that it 
was "outstanding". He and Nancy live in E. 
Greenwich, RI and winter at Singer Island 
on Florida's east coast. He sends greetings to 
you all. John Kimball wrote from 
Boothbay Harbor where his house was sur- 
rounded by two feet of snow - "winters of 
our youth are back". John was selected by 
the Colorado Business for the Arts juried 
competition in I )enver. His piece is owned 
by the Johnson Wells Public Relations firm 
there. He will be represented in an invita- 
tional exhibit at the Maine Art Gallery in 
Wiscasset, ME, in April. 

Ted Mixer says: "Tell the 'Duff' I'm 
still alive. Fairly busy with community type 
things, especially my wife's amateur theater. 
She's the actress; I'm chief go-fer. Some 
travel mainly to see family - Texas, Florida 
and Switzerland." 

As you all know by now, my two former 
roommates - Ed Maxson and Brewster 

Hemenway died last fall. They were great 
guys and wonderful friends - I miss them. 
I've been in the Vets Hospital again for a 
lengthy stay. I've had wonderful care, but 
will be glad to get home in early March. 
Hope you are all perking along, I find this 
better than the alternative. Cheers. 


Class of 1947 

LTC Homer Ambrose, Jr. 

'5601 Seminary Road U2205N 

Falls Church, VA 22041 

(703) 379-8011 

Joe Welch writes: "I believe the Class 
of '47 took honors for attendance at Buster 
Navins' 90th birthday bash at the Academy 
on December 8. President Jack Deering, 
Norm Brown, Danny Hall, Bill Bailey, 
Pete Sutton, Dana Mayo, and yours truly. 
Perhaps others came late. It was a very emo- 
tional and moving ceremony. Jack 
Deering, along with Bill Bailey, Danny 
Hall, and Danny's kid brother Manson Hall 
'49 checked in on their way to a hockey 
game in mid-December. Bill and Danny 
may have been subs! 

Les Richard reports that he has been 
elected to the Board of Directors of the Area 
Ecumenical Network of the Fox Valley 
(Wisconsin). This group (primarily lay peo- 
ple) are involved with various efforts toward 
Christian Unity, specifically the week of 
Christian Unity, CROP Walk (proceeds to 
area food pantries), area workshops, and new 
pastor's luncheons. 

Norm Brown writes: "Nothing to re- 
port at the moment. Now, tell me, Homer: 
do you do your own computer emailing or 
is Marie your 'ghost' writer? Jack D. knows 
nothing about computers so his wife, Ann, is 
sole techie in that household. Jack usually 
makes phone calls or writes letters, while 
email seems to be turning into a lost art. 
Come to think of it, I wish my wife could 
run this @%&*%$(a)\ computer and get me 
off the hook and out of cyber-trouble! Oh 
well, I guess this is the future we are leaving 
our children and grandchildren. My best to 
you and the rest of the '47 gang." 

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Class of 1948 

Robert C. Hill 

143 Hickory Lane 

Naugatuck, CT 06770- 1 724 

(203) 758-2962 

55th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, IS 2003 

I don't know about how your winter 
weather has been, but we sure have had our 
share of snow this year in the North East. 
The days are getting longer, so I have high 
hopes that Spring will in-fact spring fairly 
soon. A quick reminder that our 55th 
Reunion is coming up this June, so please 
give that some serious thought for an im- 
portant something to do this year. As for 

class notes, not very many this time I 

personally can say that Mary Cay and I spent 
the Christmas Holidays in San Diego, CA 
visiting our daughter and staying at a beau- 
tiful place on Mission Beach. Our nephew is 
Mark McGrath of the rock band "Sugar 
Ray", so it was nice to have had some qual- 
ity time catching up with a definitely 
younger crowd. Our GDA Glee Club songs 
were far from the rock music out there to- 
day, believe me. Most of our age group have 

Collage by John Kimball '46 

never heard of Mark, but the high school age 
and younger know about him. Nice to be 

Somehow I managed to miss a note 
from Richard Macnair last time around. I 
am very sorry about that, Richard. It ended 
up in a "safe place," so safe that I couldn't re- 
member where it was. Anyway Richard 
writes, "The year 2001 was our year for 
recognition. We received three Service 
awards, two plaques each from the Southwest 
Region, American Begonia Society and the 
ABS itself. The third was a gold medal from 
the Mass. Horticultural Society. The medal 
was presented to us on January 23, 2002 in a 
ceremony at the Copley Plaza Hotel. The 
first two were for volunteer work with be- 
gonias while the third covered broader activ- 
ities in horticulture 'as growers, producers, 
teachers, administrators as well as tireless 
workers'." Congratulations to you and 
Wanda, Richard. 

Received a very exciting note from 
Pete Case. He said, "I wish I had something 
interesting to pass along but I'm afraid my 
life is too dull. Hopefully I'll see you all in 
the spring". Looking forward to seeing you 
in the spring, Peter. Just being there with us 
will make your life more interesting, Peter. 

Ash Eames hopes to be with us for our 
55th in June. That's great, Ash! He and 
Deborah recently returned from India where 
they met their son Ned's in-laws. Right 

now Ash is soaking up the sun in Sarasota, 
Florida until May 1 . Hopefully, we can get 
together this year, Ash, as I expect to be back 
in Florida sometime in March. 

Unfortunately I had a computer glitch 
toward the end of January and lost two notes 
from Bill Lindquist and Ken Bruce. As I 
remember, both Ken and Bill were traveling 
around the USA visiting with their respec- 
tive families. The last I knew about Ken was 
that he and Nancy were relaxing in the Baja 
section of CA and Bill was trying to get on 
and off of Sanibel Island, FL. Big problems 
there, Bill. I heard that the collected tolls 
paid for the causeway "in full" way back in 
1974, and now they want to rebuild the 
bridges all over again and guess what? The 
monies have been diverted elsewhere. 

Dave Ellsworth was asked to try out 
for two summer stock shows in the Cape 
Cod area. I don't know what happened 
there, but we'll find out for next class notes, 
as I expect to see Dave in FL somethime 
during the second week of March. 

Ted Long reports: "I am still alive and 
mostly well, having been discharged from 
the hospital yesterday having been subjected 
to a fem-pop bypass procedure on the 4th." 

Bob and Nancy Skeele had a great lit- 
tle visit to Boxford in January, full of remi- 
niscences, with Pete Sutton '47 and Jean 
(Sager) Sutton. Jean recalled that Bob and 
his family lived near the Academy in the ear- 
ly 40s, actually in Miss Jessie Degen's house 
(now across the lane from Ingham). Bob re- 
membered that Norman Harris, biology 
master, brought back a dead lion one sum- 
mer day in 1943 from Georgetown Wild 
Animal Farm. Ash Eames called Bob to 
hustle over. A few others watched as Mr. 
Harris began to dissect the lion on the 
Mansion House lawn, in the approximate 
position where diplomas were given out in 
those days. Mr. Harris cut open the animal 
and stretched out its small intestine, prepar- 
ing to measure its length (20 feet or so?). 
Enter Hansie, the Mercers' dachshund, who 
grabbed the organ and started towing it at 
full speed toward Parsons Schoolhouse. Jean, 
a very small girl at the time, remembered 
that the lion and its contents didn't smell 
very nice. Speaking of summer, we remem- 
bered that Pete, the Glee Club president a 
few years later, sang Gershwin's 
"SummerTime" at a concert in Lang 
Gymnasium. Later still, in 1953, Pete and 
Bob saw each other at the telephone booth 

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EdVeasy '49 and Zoe sailing to St. 
Johns. New Brunswick with their son 

and family 

aboard the USS Yosemite, Pete's ship, in 
Newport. R.I. Bob's ship, a destroyer escort, 
was tied up a few yards astern of the 


Class of 1949 
Thomas R.M. Emery USN 
312 Rookwood Drive 

Charlottesville, VA 22903-4729 

(434) 977-8763 


In a past Archon issue, Fall 2002, there 
was a picture of Rod Jennings playing the 
piano surrounded by other '49 classmates; 
Rick Tyler, Brock Martin, Arch des 
Cognets and Bruce Denkert. The caption 
of this picture says, "Members of the Class of 
"4X." I know the '4Sers are very worthy, 

Tom Sayles writes: "I had a brain tu- 
mor removed in September and have had ra- 
th, ition since then. I'm up and about, have 
played golf and tennis, and I'm enjoying my 
three children and five grandchildren who all 
live nearby." Tom would enjoy hearing from 
you. His home phone is (973) 635-0435. 
Everyone wishes Tom a complete recovery. 
Rick Tyler's update: "Ed and Zoe Veasey 
were here this week skiing at Alta. I enjoyed 
three days skiing with them. One day, my 
wife, Ann. joined us and we stayed up for 
dinner as their guests. They will return for a 
second week to Park City the first week 111 
March". Ed Veasey reports: "Just arrived 
home from Alta, Utah where Zoe and I had 
a chance to spend a few days skiing with 
Kick and Anne Tyler. 1 lad wonderful 
weather and great skiing. Rick and Anne are 

good skiers and good company Last sum- 
mer, had a great trip up to St. John, New 
Brunswick. Zoe and I met our son and fam- 
ily at Canadian border and then sailed to St. 
John. Would enjoy taking the Admiral for a 
sail this summer off Boothbay Harbor, 
Maine." Editor's note - great idea! 

Dave King writes: "To my regret this 
is my first written communication to my 
GDA friends. For a guy that got the Junior 
Harvard Book Club Award for high charac- 
ter and scholarship, and who was awarded 
the Seniors Masters Prize for sportsmanship 
and unselfishness, it certainly does not look 
like I earned them. Don't judge me harshly, 
I have suffered from Bipolar disorder and did 
not want to share that with you. There have 
been cycles of mania and depression that 
controlled me throughout my employment 
careers and 1 carefully tried to hide my con- 
dition. My manic periods brought forth 
some outstanding achievements during 
which there were many incidents of charac- 
ter, scholarship, and unselfish public service 
to justify the award. My depressive states 

to share this with you another time." 

Manson Hall reports: "Alison and I 
have been hibernating in our Chatham 
home for the past few weeks while Alison 
recovers from a total knee replacement. 
Continuous movement of the knee, good 
physical therapists, sufficient pain meds and a 
supportive care provider are required. She 
uses a cane now only when she's outside and 
is considering the date for the other knee. 
We have been reading some wonderful 
books: When Heaven and Earth Changed 
Places: A Vietnamese Women's Journey From War 
to Peace by Le Ly Hayslip - very powerful. 
Joseph Ellis (whose reputation has been tar- 
nished by his admission that he never went 
to Vietnam when he boasted to his Mt. 
Holyoke College classes that he had) has 
written a penetrating book, Founding 
Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. I also 
enjoyed the biography of Stephen Foster 
called Doo-dah: Stephen P'oster and the Rise of 
American Popular Culture which Ken 
Emerson wrote in 1997. It is a light and very 
readable look at a somewhat tragic but very 

Rick Tyler '49, Zoe and EdVeasy '49 taking a skiing breather at Alta, Utah 

were quite another matter. I want to share 
some of the great moments, many ot which 
may interest you. I would like to share 
things about my outstanding wife, Lois, and 
my really great kids, Ginny 43, Tracy 42, and 
Steve 4 1 , but there is no space here. I hope 

important figure in the development of 
American music. I remain busy by teaching 
a course at the Cape Cod Community 
College, really a special grant program to 
help a small group of high school drop-outs 
to move on to college. And I journey up to 

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A postprandial (thanks to Tom Mercer's vocabulary training) discussion at Manson Hall's '49 home on the cape. 
Left to Right; Irv Grossman '49, Carol and Arch des Cognets '49, Alison Hall,Tora Grossman and Manson Hall '49. 

Gale Emery was in the Kitchen and Tom Emery '49 was behind the camera. 

the Boston area once a week to sing in a 
men's glee club". 

John Canepa writes that he is a con- 
sulting principal for Crowe Chizek and 
Company LLP, one of the largest certified 
public accounting and consulting firms in 
the US. He began his banking career in 
I960 at three consecutive banks and then 
moved on to Old Kent Financial Corp in 
1970 and matriculated to chairman and chief 
executive from 1982-1996. John has re- 
ceived numerous awarcis and honors includ- 
ing. "CEO of the Year" by Financial World 
Magazine. He is presently involved in nu- 
merous educational, cultural, civic, and board 
activities. Prior to his illustrious career, he re- 
ceived a B.A. in Economics from Harvard, 
served in the Navy on destroyers and re- 
ceived a MBA from NYU. He most recent- 
ly was appointed to the Advisory Committee 
of the Michigan Secretary of State. John and 
his wife, Marie, have four children and 
eleven grandchildren. 

Mansfield Smith closed his private 
medical office in San Jose, CA after nearly 40 
years and moved to Davis, CA, a slower 
paced college town. However, after only a 
year, Smith got an offer he couldn't refuse 
and began a new career at 73 as a full pro- 
fessor at the University of California, Davis, 
Medical School nearby. He is enjoying 
teaching anatomy and surgery and having 
students and residents to take night calls for 
him. As the newest enrollee in the UC Davis 
Retirement Plan, Smith says Hooray for the 

and (age) discrimination statutes. The new 
schedule leaves him plenty of time for the 
area's fine hunting with bird dog Gryffindor 
and wife Linda, and the family's mountain 
retreat near Lake Tihoe. 


Class of 1950 

Alan F. Flynn,Jr. 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth,MA 02769-1938 

(508) 252-6482 


Many thanks to all respondents. The 
first two just missed my last deadline. 

Mai Robertson was "sorry to hear 
about Don Blodgett and Chet Shearer, 
both good guys." He is occupied with proj- 
ects around the house, canoeing and fishing. 
Travels to see his "kids and grandkids in 
Denver and Raleigh." Mai concluded with a 
comment on his environment: "Birds here in 
Chicago area have left or died due to 
drought and West Nile Virus - kind of 

From Denny Engs, Crestline, CA came 
a post-it note saying, "Here is what has been 
going on." The note was attached to three 
pages of computer print-out describing 
three trips that Den led last spring and sum- 
mer. The first was a Mesabi Trail bicycle ride 
in northern Minnesota covering 130 miles 
in three days. The other two were back- 
packing in the High Sierras, the last of the 
three bein«; Den's 16th Sierra Club National 

trip as leader. The day-to-day detail of these 
trips was fascinating. If you are ready for this 
kind of activity, give Den a call. After seeing 
our scholarship recipient Brian Morrissey 
'05 score three touchdowns in a GDA victo- 
ry over St. George's, Tim Greene men- 
tioned that he had superb blocking in front 
of him. The offensive line coach was John 
"Hog" Hannah, former New England 
Patriot Hall of Famer. 

Bob Comey sent an e-mail saying, 
"Check out the picture on page 33 entitled 
members of the Class of '48." In tact, the 
picture of Rod Jennings '49 at the piano 
included a total of five from the Class of 
1949, three members of the Class of 1950 
and nobody from the Class of 1948, unless 
the concealed character behind Rod was 
back to relive old memories. Maybe the ed- 
itors want to see if anyone is reading the 
Archon. Bob read it. "Imagine - Buster is 
90 - wow!" was the reaction from Don 
Bishop who has come south for the winter 
to Cape Cod. Don and Polly spend June- 
Oct. in Maine. Polly does her pottery part 
time and Don says, "I'm starting to sculpt 
some cement and acrylic-fun. Have a nice 
Belgian lady with us 'til mid-Feb. so we are 
perfecting our French and her English." 

Bob Dickerman sent a picture, which 
I hope is published on this page. It was tak- 
en in May, 1952 on the baseball field at 
Wesleyan. It shows three Amherst players in 
uniform. They are Bob, Tommy Zins and 
Ash Eames. Yes Bob, it did cause me to 

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smile. I must have been in the library study- 
ing while that picture was being taken. 

From Dave Esty comes word that, "1 
am receiving some nice recognitions outside 
of Rhode Island, but instate stuff actually 
matters more to me since .ill politics and lov- 
ing neighborliness is local. I have been 
named the Bristol Rotary Club's Honorary 
2003 member. For this old bozo, I love it. 
Ski patrolling as much as possible at Black 
Mt. In NH this winter, snow has been A+ + ; 
Business A++ too." Dave concludes with a 
touch of honesty and humility stating under 
the heading of Class, "more needed." Join 
the Bristol Rotary Club, Dave. That will do 
it. "Starting Jan. 28, 2003, I will be taking a 
course entitled "Inside Barnstable Town 
Government, a Citizen's Leadership 
Academy." It is an inaugural program con- 
ducted bv the Town of Barnstable with the 

Calvine and Charlie Bowen '50 
at the Great Wall of China, October, 02 

purpose of developing informed civic lead- 
ers. I'm tired of being just a follower. We 
spend 10 weeks studying all the departments 
and functions of town government. It 
should be interesting. Never too old to 
learn." This will keep Bill Fletcher out of 
trouble until the Ret! Sox opening game. 
Who knows, he may decide to run for office. 
You heard about Charlie Bowen's 
family cruise through the Inside Passage 
from Prince Rupert to Juneau in the last 
Archon. Now he has done what I asked and 

sent pictures to prove that his fabled travel 
adventures are not fabricated. In October he 
and Calvine cruised "from Hong Kong to 
Beijing, with stops in Xiamen (60 miles from 
Taiwan), Shanghai, Namjing, Yantai and 
Beijing." They went inland for visits to the 
Great Wall, the terra cotta warriors in Xian 
and a cruise on the Yangtze River. "China is 
very Westernized in the major cities and very 
friendly." The Bowens spent November at 
theYeamans Hall Club in Charleston and the 
Christmas holidays, with their daughters 
families in CT. "It's great living m a retire- 
ment community where we can just lock the 
door of our house, go traveling and not wor- 

In late January I received an unexpect- 
ed letter from Phyllis Fisher, wife of Bob 
Fisher. I want to share her message with all. 
"Your letter arrived in the midst of all the 
sympathy cards that have come to the house 
since Bob's sudden death. He died in his 
sleep - one of those fortunate and unfortu- 
nate events. He took medication for asthma 
and coronary problems, but lived life to its 
fullest, enjoying family and friends. He was 
not a correspondent and obviously didn't 
keep in touch with Governor Dummer. In 
going through his desk I discovered the 50th 
Reunion Book." Phyllis' gracious letter in- 
cluded an obituary with a photo taken in 
Texas three months before Bob's death. I'll 
pass this on to GDA. As our representative, I 
wrote a letter of condolences and thanks to 
Phyllis. Shortly thereafter came a beautiful 
card with a touching poem and a sailboat. 
The poem was entitled In Memory of 
Donald W. Blodgett and includes a note 
from his wife, Allie, with thanks for our let- 
ter to the class telling of Don's passing. 
Probably many of you received the poem. 
I'd like to present it here for all to see. 

I'd like the memory of me to be a 

Happy one. 

I'd like to leave an afterglow of 

Smiles when life is done. 

I'd like to leave an echo whispering 

Softly down the ways. 

I'd like the tears of those who grieve 

To dry before the sun 

Happy memories I'd like to leave 

When my life is done. 

Mi * » 

'Jf\y? - 


Amherst Baseball team at Wesleyan May 24, 

1952. Bob Dickerman '50, 

Tommy Zins '50 and Ash Eames '49 

Let's end on a lighter and happier note. 
The beginning of spring training for major 
league baseball continues to excite the "little 
boy" I'll always think I am. Bob Comey 
and I enlivened our days at GDA with end- 
less verbal duels centered on the Indians and 
the Red Sox, with the Yankees always casting 
an ominous shadow. We still maintain those 
duels, complete with recollections of what 
was and what might have been. Spring 
training has just begun. Every team can 
dream of winning. Let's all be boys again. 

Donald Blodgett was a very quiet guy 
at GDA, but his mind apparently never 
stopped seeking, acquiring. He was not a 
great "jock" but he was a wonderful friend 
with a great attitude toward his classmates, 
his school and his family. As I said he was no 
jock, but he was a great competitor with 
an incisive mind. He put together a 
conglomerate and met the challenges of day 
to day management of the business he put 

David Bailey reports: "Is Martin 
Howard still among the missing. Class of '50? 
Martin, I recall, was quite proud of his 
hometown, often introducing himself as 
"Martin Howard from Portland, Oregon." 
While visiting Oregon last fall, I found a 
Martin Howard at 3918 S.W Huber, 

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Spring 2003 

Calvine and Charlie Bowen '50 celebrating their 70th birthdays with their 2 daughters 
and son-in-law, 6 grandchildren, ages 8-16 on cruise of Inside Passage from Prince 

Rupert, BC Canada to Juneau Alaska August 02 

Portland, Oregon 97219, telephone 503- 
452-4337. Could this be our missing class- 



Class of 1951 

Ted Barrows HI 

4 1 Ridge Road 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

tedbarrows@aol. com 

I know there was more news out there 
from the great Class ot '51, but I guess I 
should have offered another prize to encour- 
age the sharing thereof. 

I did hear from George McGregor, as 
I am sure all of the class did, and I hope all 
respond generously! 

Bob Morse reports he has retired from 
cardiology, but is still sailing a lot. His sailing 
exploits continue with two trips across the 
Atlantic and another two to the Caribbean, 
also around Newfoundland and up the 
Labrador. He hopes to hear sea stories from 

George Kirkham and wife are in 
Colorado for the winter. He reports that 
when sitting under a tree looking for elk 
when he saw a mountain lion walk by "re- 
minded me of some of my classmates." Is that 
a compliment? We are still trying to have a 
summer reunion on Block Island. 

Class or 1952 
Rev. Franklin E. Huntress. Jr. 

5C Independence Way 
Marblehead, MA 01945-4659 
(781) 631-4785 

Now, come on! I know you are all out 
there, because I can hear you all breathing. 
Let us know whether you are in this life or 
the afterlife, what you are all up to in the 
great state of retirement, because we care for 
each other and want news of us all. Be 
prompt the next time the post card arrives 
because Sabu wants to treat us all at the 
"Grog" in the "Port"! 

Rib Smythe reports: "My wife Peggy 
enjoyed watching Frank Huntress, Barry 
Gately and Rib Smythe cheering on this 
year's football team. Will be coming down 
to GDA for home wrestling matches. Gately 
wants me to see the hockey team. Best to 

Larry Sawyer says: "Frank, you are 
very 'reassuring' (as usual) in the fact that we 
are not 'alone' in getting to the age of 70. I 
just reached that 'experienced' state. We all 
continue to count our blessings with such 
fond memories of GDA among them. Barb 
and I are looking forward to our new grand- 
daughter in April. We just recently returned 
from a three-week visit to Blufton/Hilton 
Head, SC. It was nice to look at alligators 

instead of snow - 20 inches Christmas Day 
and 15 more just after New Year's. A fond 
good year with hopes of better 
financial/market times to my awesome class- 

Sabu reports: "I just got back from the 
Tabor hockey tournament. GDA placed 
third. Along the way they beat Milton (the 
Milti Birds) 6-2. On the 15th basketball 
against St. Andrews here in Barrington. I 
head off to Newburyport for the football 
banquet. Busy, busy, busy. PS. I really en- 
joyed your stories of the Phantom. What 
happened, where is he? Alive I hope." 

Ed Carter says: "Great time at the 
Reunion swapping lies with classmates of 50 
years ago. Wonderful that Sabu was recog- 
nized as Alum of the Year. Married Kim 
Bateman in York, Maine on July 27th with 
son Michael as best man and four grandchil- 
dren as ushers. Evidently the reunion didn't 
scare Kim away! Hope to split the year be- 
tween our home in Arizona and the coast of 

Fred Smith reports: "Celebrated my 
70th surrounded by grandkids (10), mariachi 
band and too much Tequila. Five grown 
Smiths are stacked out in Moscow, Hong 
Kong, Mass and Texas, so the sun never sets 
on us. With 45 years of marriage to a won- 
derful woman, I am optimistic for the future. 
All my best wishes to the '52's." 

Howard Quimby says: "Having taken 
my children to Disney World three times, I 
am now preparing to take my grandchildren 
in March. I don't know if this will make me 
feel any younger, but I think I am looking 
forward to it as much as the children. The 
railroad is continuing to expand. We are 
now operating on 70 miles of track and in 
the next few years hope to expand that to 
130 miles. From Utica, NY to Lake Placid, 

Noble Smith reports: "I guess I am 
one of the few who has not retired, far from 
it. Noble Smith Associates, the management 
and development consulting firm, has now 
been in operation for nearly 25 years and has 
turned most of its attention to environmen- 
tally sensitive for-profit and non-profit or- 
ganizations. On one of our frequent business 
and pleasure trips to Maine, Bertie and I 
drove through the GDA campus and I almost 
got lost. I could not even find the marsh 
where I started my life-long interest in bird 
watching. We are leaving for Maine, again 

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class notes 

next week, since we now hope to buy that 
home on the water and there is a great 
plethora of possible opportunities available. 
We have slowed down a slight bit for we 
have closed our herb and perennial retail 
farm on Pennsylvania property and just grow 
and landscape for a few close clients and 
friends. The great benefit, however, as we get 
a little older, is the more leisurely enjoyment 
of thousands of plants that we have put in 
the ground over the past 10 years. On the 
more domestic side and between our six 
children (adults), we have 12 grandchildren 
with one daughter still searching tor 
right person. Except for one daughter and 
family living in Australia, the others live 
within four hours drive and we enjoy the 
frequent visits to and from, although it is a 
wonderful (and deserved) feeling to wave 
goodbye. I marvel at your dogged persist- 
ence to keep the Class of '52 alive for we are 
now 'old-timers'." 

Don Pace reports: "Attended Buster's 
90th birthday party at GDA — really enjoyed 
seeing and chatting with him; also Jack 
Deering '47 and Herb Hodos '56. My 
wife and 1 are enjoying South Carolina in 
the winter and Lake Sunapee, NH in the 
summer. Busy with our extended family - 
eight kids and eight grandchildren." 

Guy Tudor reports: "Just returned from 
my fifth ornithological trip to Brazil, where 
we recorded quite a few rare species in state 
ot Rio and Minat Gevais. Brazil remains my 
favorite country - the friendliest people, ter- 
rific food, and the beautiful girls! (Well, I 
can still look, can't I?) In March, traveled to 
Belize on the Yucatan Peninsula: although 
small, another nice country - unspoiled 
beaches ami reefs, protected forest in interi- 
or and English spoken - recommended to all 
for short visit. Also, a butterfly excursion to 
Oregon ami N. Rockies in July - unexpect- 
edly, enjoyed Yellowstone immensely, where 
we spotted both Grizzly and wolves. 
Keeping busv with several book projects, 
which may see light of day in a year or so. 
My best to .ill." 


Class or 1953 
1 1 illiam C. Pinkham 

160 Meadow Circle 

Estes Park, CO 80517-8409 

(970) 586-0992 

Bob Abbott '54 with elk in Canada, September 2002 

Phil Smith reports: "While visiting 
their son, Patrick, a third year Morehead 
scholar at UNC and raising serious money 
for GDA, Marty and Patty Doggett were our 
guests, as were a few other GDA folks from 
the area, for a small reception. Marty gave a 
very enthusiastic and positive report about 
the school - things have never been so good. 
Our guests were Sally and Bob Comey '50, 
Susan and Ross Raymond '68, Konrad 
Schoen '74 and Michelle Orvis from the 
development office. I hope many of the 
Class of '53 are on the campus the weekend 
of June 13th to see and hear firsthand just 
what a wonderful place it is. Of course, we 
all know that, but it is well to have it con- 
firmed. Besides, we will all have a wonder- 
ful time! 

Arthur Bartlett is retired and en- 
sconced in the lost Sierra, north of Lake 
Tahoe in CA. "Nancy and I are situated at 
5000 feet on the bank of the Middle Fork of 
the Feather River, a national scenic wild riv- 
er. Playing golf at six surrounding courses. 
Will exchange houses with Bill Pinkham 
for couple of weeks - are others willing?" 


Class of 1954 

Ambassador Michael B. Smith 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101-1826 

(703) 351-6940 

Dick Michelson writes that he contin- 
ues to enjoy living in the "great northwest" 
— climbing and sailing. Dick travels about a 
third of the year, and last year he visited 
more than a dozen countries in eastern and 
central Europe. This winter, Dick will head 
for Japan for a month's skiing. Stu Miller 
sent along three photos of his gaffing and 
landing some large creatures from the deep. 
One such creature appeared bigger than Stu 
himself. He also writes that he's still work- 
ing, still obviously fishing, has taken up golf, 
still has two grandchildren, and spends three 
months a year in Florida. Your Class 
Secretary spent Christmas and New Year's 
with his family in Rome and Pompeii. The 
sights were great — the dollar was terrible! It 
seems that most of the continental 
Europeans oppose any US military activities 
in Iraq, and the depth and breadth ot~ anti- 
US feeling is pretty strong in Europe. 

Howie Clarke dropped a line to say 
that Ann and he will be traveling to China 
this April, visiting Beijing, Shanghai, and 
Hong Kong as well as taking a nice day 
cruise on the Yangtze River. Afterwards, they 
will revisit their old haunts in Taipei where 
they lived in 1959 and 1960 while Howie 
was doing hush-hush stuff for the US Navy. 
With all this Sino activity, Howie claims he's 
brushing up on his Chinese, no doubt to en- 
hance his bargaining skills. 

Tom Larsen writes that he closed the 

44 TheArchc 

Spring 2003 

Dick Micheleson '54 

famous Pillar House in June of 2001 and is 
now thoroughly enjoying retirement, adding 
that he doesn't know how he found time to 
work! Retirement must be nice. 

Dodd Miles pens a note saying he will 
be at the 50th if still kicking. He hopes - as 
do we all - that many others from the Class 
attend this important milestone (pun sup- 

He writes that he and his wife, Marion, were 
indeed fortunate to be part of the Museum 
family tor more than 12 years and to have 
traveled extensively here and abroad on 
Museum affairs. Dave's three daughters are 
married and by May, Marion and Dave will 
have six grandchildren. To keep busy in their 
"retirement" years, Marion and Dave are 
building a new home in Newmarket, New 
Hampshire, close enough to be near two of 
their daughters (the third living near Milan, 
Italy) and not very far from Boston where 
they also have a condominium. 

££ Class of 1955 

J~J George O. Gardner, III 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720-3912 

(978) 263-3052 

Dave Brainerd reports he is recovering 

nicely from a "small" stroke. He was going to 

Florida to get out of this winter's cold. He 

would like to get e-mail at 

dbrain(o» Don Hicks and his wife 


plied by your Class Secretary.) 

John Moyer reported that he now has 
five grandchildren and extended best holiday 
wishes to all the Class. 

Fulton Yancy expressed his frustration 
with the ongoing strife in his native Liberia 
and hopes that he can return home in the 
not too distant future. 

Dave Ellis sent along a nice letter about 
his recent retirement as President and 
Director of Boston's Museum of Science. 

Stu Miller '54 

now have seven grandchildren. Last July they 
became the grandparents of triplets who live 
only a few blocks away. The other four 
grandchildren live right next door. Last tall, 
the Hicks took a three-week trip to Turkey. 
In January Rick and Bobette Sears visited 
for lunch. Peter Littlefield says he has three 
grandsons and another on the way. "Karen 
and I just returned from a great five-week 
trip to Australia and New Zealand." 

Class of 1956 

James Dean, III 

P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 03908-0186 

(207) 384-9184 

Jim Dean reports: "Wife retired from 
church work in Sept. Oct., two-week trip to 
Italy. Son Bart competed in the Iron man 
triathlon in Clermont, FL. Son's wife Lisa is 
expecting her first child. He plans to write 
up all the happenings of the UK reunion for 
the fall Archon. Compliments to Tony 
Miller and John Wilson for their organiza- 
tional work on the Reunion. The list ot 
travelers to the UK is still being established 
as of this date." 

Steve Bartow phoned that he was leav- 
ing January 26 for Spain. The weather at his 
place in the Florida Keys is too cold at 50 
degrees. Bob Conklin emailed that he 
could not make the reunion in the UK. 
2002 had taken him to Morocco and Italy. 
He was also needing to make some changes 
in his business. Don Dunsford has been 
working hard with his real estate business 
and the car dealership. Business is slack. He 
has been enjoying time with his nieces from 
Santa Rosa. 

Gordon MacVean wants classmates to 
know that he has an address change: 300 
North Woodland Road, Apt. 2B, Pittsburgh. 
PA 15232. 

Joe MacLeod writes that the last of his 
three boys is married and his first grandson 
has arrived. Sailing and partying in South 
Dartmouth last summer was wonderful. 

Tony Miller is proud to announce that 
the first reunion ever of GDA grads in the 
UK will be taking place this spring. The 
group will be visiting his old school and the 


Class of 1957 

Lyman A. Cousens, III 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 

(603) 796-6446 

Gale French is retired after 37 years in 
the Air Force living on the water in Belfast, 

Hardy Bedford writes: "Our three 
kids surprised Sharon and me with a carraige 
ride and champagne around Chicago for our 

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38th anniversary. Still living in Michigan 
where we raised our three children. One 
married with two beautiful daughters and 
the other two single and living in, and loving 
Chicago. I sold the marina that my brother 
and I owned tor 27 years. I now run a ma- 
rine service department for someone else 
while Sharon is a reading specialist in a near- 
by school system. She also runs a high-end 
catering business in her spare tune. Probably 
retire in a couple or years Lord willing and 
the creek don't rise. Used to see Wally 
Herrick occasionally at our summer place 
up north, but haven't made contact lately. 
My best to the class of '57. May make a re- 
union one of these days." 


Class of 1958 

Ralph E.ArdiffJr. 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers,MA 01923-2528 

(978) 774-3336 

45th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, IS 2003 

Harvey Gump Hayden is working 
very hard on the plans for our 45th Reunion 
back at South Byfield on June 13, 14 and 15, 
2003. Plans are shaping up for a great time 
and all classmates are urged to make every 
reasonable effort to attend. I am told that the 
Class of 1958 is the fittest, most handsome, 
and youngest-appearing group of 45th re- 
unioners in the 240-year history of 
Governor Dummer Academy. Only by 
showing up at the Reunion for the class 
photo will we be able to convince members 
of other classes of that fact. 

Max Brace has just retired and has 
moved back to upstate New York, which 
should make it convenient for Max to attend 
our 45th. 

Bob Kirkwood also retired and is 
keeping very busy He has eight grandkids 
and is building a cabin in the Sierra Nevadas. 
Bob remains active in .1 Inundation and sev- 
eral non-profits trying to improve early 
emotional development for youngsters by 
improving parenting skills. 

Headmaster Emeritus Peter Bragdon with 
Roy Nash '59 in Naples, Florida 

Peter Smith has left San Diego after 37 
years and moved to New Mexico where he 
is working at Los Alamos National 
Laboratory developing software for comput- 
ed tomography He is working on con- 
structing a home in Santa Fe. Peter's wife, 
Betty, is having some success as a playwright. 

Paul Clark is still residing in Reno. He 
sent along a nice check for the Alumni 
Fund. Jim Main will not be able to attend 
our 45th, but is anxiously awaiting our 50th 
and extends his best wishes to all of his class- 
mates. Jim and Claudette last year sailed the 
West Coast on the new Star Princess, a 
mega-ship which carries 3,100 passengers 
and later flew to Rome where they experi- 
enced traveling on a small six-star vessel for 
a 20 day cruise in the Mediterranean. Jim 
and Claudette combine their love of travel 
with putting together terrific group-tour 

Nuff Withington reported that his 
Yakima Bears lost 22 consecutive games last 
year, missing the Minor League record by 
only three games. Therefore, there will be 
no free hot dogs for the Class of 1958 in 
Yakima. NufF visited Cuba last spring and 
tried to smuggle in a few cigars for the re- 
union, but was unsuccessful. Nuff is still 
peddling stocks at Smith Barney and spends 
his free time watching video tapes of Gump 
Hayden running his Zamboni down in 

Mike Dunsford reports that he is still 

Peter Bragdon with Jim Foley '59 in 
frigid Albion, Maine. 

hiking, skiing, bicycling, and otherwise en- 
joying Tahoe's seasonal recreation. Mike still 
enjoys the terrific wines of the Rombauer 
Vinyards of Napa Valley, which are owned by 
his daughter's in-laws. 

Tom Grose is still spending summers in 
Christmas Cove, Maine and the rest of the 
year in London. He has a daughter living in 
Singapore and a son heading off to New 
Zealand for a year of study. He is hoping to 
be 111 South Byfield for the Reunion if he 
can work it into his schedule. He still re- 
members waking up at 5:00 a.m. for early 
morning hockey practice in the days before 
we had indoor rinks. Tom expressed some 
interest in the position of Class Secretary, but 
is unwilling at this point to make a commit- 

Richard Morse is now living in Avon 
Park, Florida having retired from his many 
years at theTenwek Hospital in Kenya. After 
32 years of devoted service, he is still work- 

46 TheArchon * Spring 2003 

ing on behalf of the World Gospel Mission 
and Tenwek Hospital at various conferences 
and church meetings throughout the coun- 
try. His son, Rick, is carrying on the family 
tradition of combining medical services with 
religious outreach in Africa. If any classmates 
can help Harvey Hayden with the reunion 
planning, you may email him at harvhay- We hope to see you in 
South Byfield in June. 


Class of 1959 

Mirick Friend 

P.O. 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 

(603) 569-4812 

mfriend@worldpath .net 

Charlie Langmaid writes that he is still 
enjoying retirement and family and friends 
by cycling between Vail, Boothbay Harbor, 
Hood River, OR, and Maui. Not all in one 
week, I, hope. 

Walter Cannon informs us that his son 
Chris is a Marine pilot on board the USS 
Constellation in the Persian Gulf. The cost 
of living in Palo Alto is so high that it is very 
difficult to hire new physicians. Both he and 
Irene would like to retire but they are both 
hard to replace. 

Peter Sherin says that he hopes he is 
the last of the class to go through college ad- 
missions with their child. Although his son 
is happily off to the University of 
Pennsylvania next tall, the process these days 
is truly punishing. As with Little League, 
there are just too many adults around turn- 
ing an exciting time for the kids into a 
paintul one. 

Jim Foley writes from Maine that "all is 
well here. Have been out in my new snow- 
mobile a couple of times and it is awesome! 
Got a job at Camp Caribou five miles down 
the road - I'm going to be the director of the 
rifle range June through August. Lost a 
goose to a coyote." 

Bob Pouch tells us that he ran into 
Harvey Hayden '58 because they both 
have places in Bonita Springs, FL. Ferg 
Jansen was in Prague during mid- 
December. He sent me a beautiful picture 
of Christmas lights in downtown Prague. 
He writes: "GDA just gets better! Attended 
the Career Day yesterday and great to see 
Jim Deveney '60, Mike Moonves and oth- 
ers. I brought my running stuff in case 
Huntress showed up; but I guess the cold, 

beautiful snow and challenge from a much 
younger person scared him away. Doing 
three new places for clients now and helping 
others stay in business." Ferg consults for 
clubs, restaurants and hotels as TYEE 



Class of 1960 

John C Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3838 

(978) 462-8149 

I must confess that I have been some- 
what remiss with my class notes lately. In my 
"interim" position as principal of 
Newburyport High School for the past year 
and-a-half I have been buried with con- 
struction issues while running the school. If 
you are in the neighborhood, I invite you to 
drop by the new high school. It is really 
state-of-the-art with an aerobics room, a 
new gym, a new library, over 300 computers, 
a music tech lab, an engineering lab with 
CNC lathe, a writing computer lab, a foreign 
language digital lab, an art computer lab, 
darkroom, a distance learning lab, TV pro- 
duction studio, and the list goes on. It is a 
very special school and I feel fortunate to 
have been part o\ the development of the 
renovated building. This is my second reno- 
vated school project. 'Retirement' for the 
past year-and-a-half has been good! Now 
I've got to find something to do next fall. 
Any suggestions? The rest of my family has 
been very busy also. My daughter, Erin 
Rich '92, had a baby boy, Aidan, last May. 
She still continues to work in the area as an 
occupational therapist. My oldest son, Che, 
is a systems project manager for Manulife 
Financial in Boston. My second son, Kane, is 
still designing and developing sophisticated 
automated sign painting machines. I am im- 
pressed with his risk taking as this project is 
still in the development stage as he works 
with a partner in Columbus, Ohio and reg- 
ularly travels between Newburyport and 
Ohio. Our youngest, Jonathan, is slated to 
graduate from Westtield State this May and 
recently became engaged. And, my wife 
continues to work in the special education 
field and enjoy our new grandson. In my 
lapse of sending notes to GDA, I am not sure 
how old some of the following news is from 
classmates, but I will share what I have and 
my apologies if the news is outdated. What 

Top; Headmaster Emeritus Peter Bragdon 
in Florida with Harvey Hayden '58 and 

his Zamboni. 

Middle; Jim Deveney '60 about to get a 

ride on the Zamboni. 

Bottom; Peter Bragdon getting a ride 

from Harvey Hayden '58 

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class notes 

do you expect from a "dayboy" anyway? 
And. Byfield one at that! 

Carl Youngman writes that he and 
Joan continue to work and marvel at the 

number of classmates who have successfully 
retired. Carl and Joan are pleased that both 
oi their children ("after a worldwide 
search") have found jobs back in Boston. 
Carl also reports that the "GDA campus 
never looked better." Duke Morton is one 
ot those successful retirees that Carl men- 
tions. Duke lives on Cape Cod while his son, 
Rob, lives in New York with his wife, 
Gwen. Daughter, Wendy, lives in or is it on 
Nantucket where she and her husband. 
Randy run a book store and beer business. 
Interesting combination! Have a beer while 
you read a book!!! In addition they have 
two children, Evelyn, 6 and Owen, 2. 

Walcott Hamilton has retired from 
Prudential Bank. He writes that he is "now 
looking for the next good thing. Bought a 
lottery ticket... but didn't win - bummer." 
Walcott... try buying a second. Bank people 
are so conservative, unless they are playing 
with someone else's money. 

Brad Conant's oldest daughter pre- 
sented them with their second grandchild, 
Natalie Rose, and living in the next town. 
Boy ... two grandchildren... you must be a lot 
older than me, Brad. Yeah ... I know ... 
Byfield dayboy logic! 

Greg Myer signs on from West Florida 
with the news that temperatures are back to 
normal... 80 - 90 degrees. Greg's and Joan's 
son, Bryce, is now 5 and in pre-k. I always 
teel better when I hear from Greg. I can al- 
ways send the grandchild home. |oan is run- 
ning a home rental management company 
while Greg is remodeling their three rental 

Dick Henry has retired from his archi- 
tecture company and is splitting his time be- 
tween Pottstown, PA, where his wife Anne 
is the Assistant 1 le.ulmaster for Academics at 
I he Hill School, and their retreat in South 
I )ick is looking to do some con- 
sulting work out of Charleston. The entire 
Henry family gathered for Christmas .it 
Mountain View. California where daughter 
Marion is a resident in surgery at Stanford. 

Jim Deveney remains active in GDA 
affairs as president of the GDA Alumni 
Council. Jim is also taking photography les- 

sons from one of my former students. Now 
Jim is the ultimate retiree as he has been re- 
tired for a number of years. I hear that his 
golf game is still good with a handicap close 
to scratch! 

Bill Tuxbury emailed me back in 
September and reported that everything is 
well. Bill's wife, Edie, is still working in mid- 
dle school and is getting an education with 
unions and the cost of special needs. Their 
youngest, Susan, is an environmental scientist 
for a Texas firm after completing her Master's 
at Florida Atlantic. Their oldest daughter, 
Kathy, is in her second year of Tufts 
Veterinary School. Bill completed an inter- 
im CEO position for a Japanese-owned high 
tech firm in Rhode Island and is now back 
in marketing mode. Interim CEO... interim 
principal... uummhh! Bill and Edie have tak- 
en up kayaking and find it easy to do and re- 
laxing. Maybe I should take up kayaking. 
I )efinitely would be cheaper than snowmo- 
biling. But, I am pleased to report that again 
this season I was able to do 100 mph on 
snow mobile. That's the good news. The bad 
news is that the motor blew up at the same 
time. Oh well... such is life! During the 
February vacation we are off to Canada for 
relaxing hotel life with all the amenities and 
amazing riding. 

Hey, my time is up, thanks for yours. 
The porch light is still on for you! 



Class of 1961 
Secretary needed 

Peter Boynton reports: "I'm enjoying 
being a grandfather X4, with two more on 
the way Still with HQ staff of Senior Corps 
at the Corporation for National and 
Community Service, where I'm helping 
meet President Bush's goal of enrolling 
100,000 new "senior" volunteers - yes, you 
are all eligible! by Sept. 2003. Visit for more info." Dick 
Snowdon says: "Daughter Ashley (Stanford 
'98) is in Master's of Public Admin. Program 
at Berkeley Alexander is playing lacrosse m 
Washington youth league on team I'm 


John Tarbell '62 

Class of 1962 

Thomas S. Tobey 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

(650) 941-5060 

For the past month I was diligently 
building mv class notes for the next edition 
of the Archon 111 a special file on my com- 
puter. Today as I was about to send in my 
copy when my computer crashed. This is my 
Silicon Valley excuse. Pretty low tech, I am 
afraid. Since I am relying only on my mem- 
ory, which I am afraid is being taxed to the 
ultimate today, my news may not be com- 
plete. My high points are that I have heard 
from John Tarbell, Ted Moore, Bill 
McPhee, Mac Donaldson, Ed Kleven.Jim 
Gordon and Bob MacLaughlin. 

Bob MacLaughlin and his wife, Kit, 
don't seem to slow down much. Bob ran the 
Bar Harbor Marathon on Mount Desert 
Island in Maine in October. His recounting 
of the experience was a trial in patience, 
courage and just plain guts. Bob and his 
bricie continue to paddle in all kinds of 
weather. I would imagine that this season has 

48 The Archon » Spun- 2003 

them trading in their kayaks for cross coun- 
try skis to keep them in shape. 

Mac Donaldson signed in with the re- 
alization that he is working as hard it not 
harder now than when he was in his first ca- 
reer. Mac, as I recall, is making wooden boats 
near Byfield. One theme that seems to res- 
onate with many of you is the pleasure you 
are getting out of your grandparent role. Is 
this true? John Tarbell certainly deserves 
very special commendation for having at- 
tained his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Not 
to be out done, John is now pursuing the 
next level, Second Degree Black Belt! John's 
stories of trying to stay competitive with all 
the young bucks at his DoJo.John is certain- 
ly making a go of it. Congratulations. 

Ted Moore has been staying in touch 
with a few of you which is what this alumni 
process is all about. Keep your letters head- 
ing "North to Alaska". I am aware that Ted 
and Ginny always seem to find time to es- 
cape to the sun each year. Perhaps we will 
have more to report on where they went this 
year to escape the Winter darkness. 

Ed Kleven checked in that he was 
headed to Arizona one more time for spring 

Jim Gordon has been keeping me in- 
formed on the Marine perspective with this 
crazy world we live in vis-a-vis Iraq. Having 
had a less than positive personal outcome 
from the Vietnam War, I am afraid that I am 
holding out hope that our diplomatic efforts 
can come up with a positive solution to this 
situation. I have been pursuing a new ad- 
venture in recent months. I have been work- 
ing with my godson in San Francisco with 
his new venture called STX Lacrosse Camps. 
The company can be accessed on the web at If any of you recall my 
days as a lacrosse goalie over 40 years ago, it's 
really just tapping into a childhood passion. 
Check out the website and let me know if 
one of your grandchildren might have any 
interest. It is open to kids, ages 8-14; boys 
and girls as well as camps in field hockey for 
girls. It is bound to keep me young. I prom- 
ise a more comprehensive new issue when I 
am back on line next time. I am headed to 
the cold, snowy weather of the NE this 
week. I will have a full report of New York 
and New Jersey in February. I am pretty 
spoiled out here in California. 


Class of 1963 

Peter P. Morrin 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 

40th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

Robert Fullerton '63 

News of a great honor for Ran 
Langenback! He has been awarded a pres- 
tigious "Rome Prize" fellowship from the 
American Academy in Rome, and will be in 
residence in Rome tor all of this year. You 
can reach Ran at This is 
one of the most sought-after academic fel- 
lowships and is a wonderful acknowledge- 
ment of Ran's distinction as an architectural 
historian. Few classmates could possibly be 
as multi-talented as Forbes Farmer. He has 
stepped aside from his position as Behavioral 
Science Division Chair, an elected post he 
has held for 20 years at Franklin Pierce 

Forbes writes: "Now in my free mo- 
ments away from teaching and publishing a 
few new articles, I've been busy writing a 
one-act musicals (narrative and lyrics are 
done, just need someone to compose the 
music)." Anyone want to volunteer to write 
music for Forbes? He has also embarked on 
a career as a metal sculptor and has been in- 
vited to do an autobiographical piece for the 
Jaffrey Civic Center. You can reach Forbes at I am hon- 
ored to be president-elect of the Association 
of Art Museum Directors, an organization 
representing the interests and fostering com- 
munity service among art museums in 
North America. 

I was happy to hear from Bill Sloane, 

who reports, "I am still enjoying work at 
Northeastern University, supporting the 
Cooperative Education Program in the 
College of Business Administration. It is 
wonderful to have my daughter Lucia, on 
campus too, studying physical therapy." Bill 
looks forward to being at the Reunion. 

Don Connelly remarked on two items 
of note: "On 12/02/02, my second grand- 
son was born. His name is Ben. His older 
brother, Nate, is now 20 months old. And, 
March, 2003 will mark my 15th anniversary 
with Putnam." 

Bobby Mann also wrote with kind 
words and holiday greetings. Someone not 
heard from was Bob Taylor. Apparently 
GDA's address list is not up-to-date for Bob. 
Let the school know if you are in touch with 
him. I am hanging up my cleats as class 
scribe. I have enjoyed it and am sure my suc- 
cessor will. Of all the perks, I think my fa- 
vorite was flying to Europe and Africa with 
Bob Mann in his G5 Gulfstream. The lav- 
ish entertainment in Byfield is a close sec- 
ond. Everyone ought to consider a turn at 
this plush position. 

Finally, don't forget our 40th, June 13, 
14, 15. Reunion Alert! The Reunion is June 
13, 14 and 15, with registration beginning at 
3 p.m. on the 13th and checkout at 1 1 a.m. 
on the 15th. Let Jim Bride at GDA 
( know if you are willing to 
lead out class's get-together. 

Bruce McNeil '63 

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Class of 1964 

Louis II. Higgins 

P.O. 268 

Like Placid, NY 12946-0268 

(518) 523-9682 


Tom Maier reports that he's still in 
California teaching and coaching boys' varsi- 
ty basketball at Redondo Union High 
School in Redondo Beach, living in Palos 
Verdes and working at the "Beach". With 
three kids 111 college, he says that he and 
Janice exist to pay the bills. Now switching 
from the beach to the tundra, Rocke 
Robertson, answering my letter soliciting 
these notes, e-mailed as follows: "First let me 
congratulate Lou on a very entertaining de- 
scription of his life in the country. I can re- 
late, although rather than plow ( snow. Ed.) 
I blow (it. Ed.). Yes. I know I'm inviting 
ridicule, but I don't care. Unfortunately, we 
have little snow so far, but the weekend 
brings more empty promises from the 
weather service. When there is snow, we 
spend a lot of time cross-country skiing, 
which is much nicer than downhill in this 
area. We usually go west for downhill. When 
there's not too much snow, and even when 
there is, I've become severely addicted to 
running, and am planning to do two half 
marathons (Feb. and May) this year, as I did 
last year. I'd love to hear from anyone else 
who is into this somewhat curious activity. 

We have just returned from Dominica 
(NOT the Dom. Republic) which is a very 
undeveloped Caribbean island in the lesser 
Antilles. We experienced fabulous natural 
beauty (mountains, reefs, waterfalls, rainfor- 
est) and a curious mix of poverty, basic mid- 
dle-of-the-road lifestyle, and a sprinkling ot 
the fabulously wealthy. The driving is nuts. 
You drive on the left side of the road, which 
is just wide enough to let two small Japanese 
vehicles pass each other (that's the main 
road). All the bridges are one lane only. 
Curves, which comprise about 50% of the 

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roadway, are usually ISO degrees with a fifty 
foot diameter. There are cliffs on one side 
and falling rocks on the other. It is legal to 
drink and drive, but not to drive drunk. 

I )ue to the complete lack of police 
presence on the road, nobody ever knows 
who is drunk and who is not. People are 
very outgoing and friendly to tourists, and 
we encountered no hostility or obvious 
crime, although it does exist as one would 
expect. Health care is all user pay, and very 
rudimentary. I came back with great appre- 
ciation for what we have, as imperfect as it is. 
I think our children felt the same way Other 
than that, life goes on. 

Barbara and 1 remain happily married. 
Alec hopes to gain entrance to a university 
this spring, and our daughter Anna (11) is 
musical, artistic and athletic. We are blessed." 

Thanks, Rocke. Good update. Wish 
that the rest of the class was as responsive. I 
enclose Rocke 's address so that those of you 
doing half-marathons can contact him di- 
rectly. A. Rocke Robertson, MI) FRCPC 
FCAP, Department of Laboratory Medicine. 
Royal Victoria Hospital, 201 Georgian 
Drive, Barrie, Ont. L4M 6M2, Canada, Tel: 
705 728- ( )0<;o ext. 4740, Fax: 705 739-5685, 

Speaking miscellaneously, John Mercer 
went to Russia to visit Martha '95 over 
Christmas. And I'm going on safari to East 
Africa with my daughter over her spring 
break. We'll be tenting, but in style, suppos- 
edly. So far the only thing I've done to get 
ready is buy a couple of rubber snakes with 
which to keep her humble. 

Finally, I received a nice letter from 
Terry Golden on Beach Knoll Inn letter- 
head. He's still inn keeping with wife Diane 
and "...once or twice a year gets to speak to, 
dine, or watch a game with Don Balser and 
Jay Cooke. We don't accomplish much, but 
it's nice to know I mean something to them 

and vice-versa 

That is the reason I hope as many of our 
classmates as possible show up for our 40th 
Reunion. I remember fondly the 25th when 
everyone came to Rockport. It was nice just 
being in the same moment with so many 
who were condemned to grow up with me." 

Am I alone in thinking this sounds like 
an invitation? And should Terry be our re- 
union chairman? Let me know . 

Finally, don't forget our 40th, June 
13,14,15. Reunion Alert! The Reunion is 
June 13, 14 and 15, with registration begin- 
ning at 3 p.m. on the 13th and checkout at 
1 1a.m. on the 15th. Let Jim Bride at GDA 
( know if you are willing to 
lead our class's get-together. 


Class of 1965 

Kenneth A. Linberg 

677 5 A Pasado Road 

Ma Vista, CA 93117-4907 

(805) 685-1868 


Our collective gratitude goes out to the 
following trio of classmates who were kind 
enough to jot down their recent activities. As 
you read this, I hope you all are embarking 
on a most pleasant summer that will provide 
ample material to report on come the fall. 
Great to hear from our compadre from the 
Maritnnes, Keith Kingsbury. In his own 
words: "I've retired after 30 years of teaching 
Chemistry to grades l I and 12. My wife, 
Debby, will continue to work another five 
years before she retires. I'm undertaking a 
timber-frame sun room, starting with hew- 
ing the logs to match our 150-year-old 
house. More trout fishing is a definite must 
do. My painting hobby will be rekindled af- 
ter a 30-year hiatus. I continue to run every 
other day resulting in a 10-20 mile week. 
Two ot my boys are models in the Asian 
market. My other boy is working tor an 
environmental company in Nova Scotia. 
Flan a visit to Nova Scotia; I'd love to 
see you." 
Congratulations, Keith, on your well-earned 
retirement and all of your family's many 
achievements! May other Classmates be in- 
spired by such self-disclosure! 

A most welcome update from Peter 
Sargent: "Very busy here as usual. I spent 
'01 -'02 on sabbatical at University College 
London being an over-the-hill post-doc 
again. It was great to do science 100% of the 
time. Reminds me of why one is in Science. 
Enjoyed the London pub scene very much: 
tried to visit 1% of the approximately 5,000 
pubs in London. Almost successful (n = 43)! 
Will have to return to finish the job." Now- 
here 's a neuroscientist who has his priorities 
intact! Many thanks Pete! 

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Spring 2ni 13 

Fellow Santa Barbarian Craig Johnson 

chimes in with some exhilarating news: 
"Judy and I are 'expecting' a son this coming 
August!" Wow! Now that's a show-stopper! 
Best of luck to you three! Craig and I were 
recently treated to a gracious luncheon with 
GDA's Director of Alumni/ae and Parent 
Relations Jim Bride who was in town last 
month thawing out from the wintry blasts of 
Byfield. He promises to include Headmaster 
Doggett in a similar visit next winter. We 
welcome the prospect of such a visitation! 

On a personal note, and definitely in the 
tempus fugit department, as of this summer 
I will have been doing vision research at UC 
Santa Barbara for 30 (count 'em) years! 
Grateful for a fine, albeit simple life here in 
Santa Barbara. Fun to have Craig and Judy 
close by. Research goes well, and I have a 
handsome new basenji pup who is more 
than holding his own at the Shows! All the 
lust to each of you. Catch you again in the 
fall. N.B.We are to convene again in Byfield 
in two years for our (egads!) 40th. Mark 
those calendars now! 


Class of 1966 

Michael J. Lit lie 

82A Summer Street 

Watervilk, ME 04901 

(207) 859-9925 

The Class of '66 is still keeping secret 
what it is up to. What ARE you guys doing 
out there? Does everyone work for some se- 
cret government agency? I know that 
David Holmes doesn't. He sent me a post 
card saying that he is still coaching soccer at 
Western Kentucky University. He says it's 
great to be doing a job that he loves — and 
challenging to be at the NCAA Division 1 
level! Go David (and Western Kentucky!). 
He and his wife Sharon have two teenage 
boys Alex ( 1 5) and Brian (14)- and some of 
the rest of us have been THERE! Scott 
Emerson sent in a change of address - does 
this portend a new job? A life-style change? 
We may never know - how's about some 
info, Scott? I recently returned from the big 
folk dance weekend in Saratoga Springs, NY 
(The Dance Flurry). Were any of you guys 
amongst the graying and balding dance 
crowd?? What does Tom Hildreth put into 
his Carrabassett Coffees? Tim Keeney 
wrote to say that he is back in Washington, 
DC, and working as Deputy Assistant 

Harper Follansbee Jr. '67 and wife Harriet Bordello with 2-year-old son Harper Craze 
Follansbee last summer on their back porch. Photo taken by Pete Follansbee '72 

Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and 
Atmosphere (NOAA). NOAA works on 
such issues as coral reef conservation, invasive 
species, aquaculture and new technology for 
the National Weather Service. They also sup- 
port that amazing system of national estuar- 
ine research reserves. His wife, Meg, and all 
five children are doing well. He can be 
reached at 

Class of 1967 
Bennett H. Beach 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda,MD 20814-2335 

(301) 951-9643 

henjheach @tws. org 

There are two new grandsons in Jeff 
Harris' life. Before they arrived, he did some 
fishing and golfing in Cabo San Lucas. 

No tropics for Bill Dougherty. He saw 
more darkness than daylight on a trip to 
Russia, but he had a wonderful experience 
and was joined by all four of his kids. His 
oldest, William, lives in Samara, southeast of 
Moscow, and the others flew in from 
England, China, and the U.S. Stanford has 
reelected Robert Bass to its board of 
trustees. He already had served on that 
board, putting in four years as chair, and had 

rotated off. In addition, Robert is chairing 
the Stanford Management Company, which 
manages the university's endowment. But he 
is not ignoring what some might call "the 
Stanford of the East;" he and Anne have en- 
dowed a pair of Harvard professorships. 
Their four kids are almost as far-flung as the 
Doughertys: California, South America, 
New Haven, and Washington, DC. Another 
Texan, Ted Dix, is excited about some new 
data in his research into the behavior of de- 
pressed mothers and their one-year-olds. He 
also is pleased that he's got a good new crop 
of grad students and that he's finally been 
able to put daughter Emily on a horse of her 

The first of Mick Doolittle's three 
daughters has just graduated from Hood 
College, while the other two are doing well 
at Wake Forest and Wishington & Lee. We 
also have daughter news from the University 
of Michigan, where Don Gay's third child, 
Candace, was named Academic All-Big Ten 
in volleyball. The team spent two weeks in 
Eastern Europe recently. After a couple of 
years studying and teaching at Harvard and 
Clark, Andy Rimmington is preparing to 
head back to Vancouver. He plans to contin- 
ue teaching. Now that Ward Westhafer is 

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back in New England, he was able to join 
Wayne Noel to watch some of the pro 
football playoffs. Wayne's daughter Stacy has 
completed half of her graduate program, 
while Ward's daughter Liz, 15, got her first 
look at snow. 

Win Burt went to Washington in 
January for the big march protesting the plan 
to send U.S. troops into Iraq. 

Stanley Greenberg's daughter Forest is 
finishing up at Brandeis and spent a semester 
of her senior year in Kenya conducting 
wildlife research. 

Roger Block is combining his IT and 
health care experience in a job at Perot 
Systems that has hint working on a big sys- 
tem migration for his former employer, 
Tufts-New England Medical Center. He and 
Amy are eager to embark on another long 
sailing trip. Details are unclear at the mo- 
ment. While in the Northwest to see daugh- 
ter Amanda graduate from Reed College, 
Paul Hemmerich headed for the summit of 
Mount Rainier. He and Ray Huard are 
gearing up for another shot at a 100-mile 
bike trip in central Vermont this summer. 

Chuck Davis is getting some exercise, 
too. He and his family took a December trip 
to Chile (the second in two years), where 
they hiked in the Patagonia and sailed near 
the Magellan Straits. Chuck welcomes the 
opportunity to use some of what he learned 
from Percy Rogers. 

Lew Rumford rang in the new year in 
London. His eldest, |ulia, was accepted early 
by Vanderbilt. Those of you trying to sneak 
foreign insects and fruit through customs at 
Logan Airport are in trouble: Andy Creed 
has been put back into agricultural quaran- 
tine work there. While his wife was back 
home shoveling snow, Dan Morgan was in 
Shanghai playing table hockey and trying to 
sell heavy equipment, thus maintaining his 
perfect record of missing every big snow- 
storm since entering the sales world. He got 
by Andy at U.S. Customs. 

Miller drove his 15-year-old 
nephew to Lake Placid so he could continue 
training in hopes of making the Olympic 
luge team. Speaking of football lettermen, 

Jay Ryder reports that his oldest has 
graduated from Ithaca College and is work- 
ing in Beantown. Another child is at Union 
College, while the twins are at Tabor. Save 

the Children sent David Marsh back to 
Vietnam for a second tour of duty, this time 
to improve breastfeeding practices among 
minority communities in the former DMZ. 

Don Congdon has survived another 
Granite State winter and is looking forward 
to some warm-weather driving in his 
Camaro. No word yet on who will win his 
support in the New Hampshire primary 
campaign, now in almost full swing. 

Another of the Durham Three, Rich 
Brayton, hooked up with Lew Rumford 
and Ben Beach during a trip to the nation's 
capital and plans to be at Fire Island in July. 
Sid Bird is eager to use his water skis, air- 
chair, 1979 trail bike, and Jeep this summer. 
Phil Finn, Andrew Nichols, and families 
had their traditional Christmas season re- 
union in Charm City (a/k/a Baltimore). 
Florida Southern recently awarded a 
Bachelor's degree to Rem Clark's daughter 
Linsley. His other daughter, Ashley, covers 
Florida for Nike. 

Dick Boucher says classmates are al- 
ways welcome at his home in Ft. Myers. If 
only we'd known that back in the winter! 


Class of 1968 

Daniel C. Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062-1285 

(770) 977-3135 

35th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, IS 2003 

We are now heading to 35!!! Being 35 
seemed far off those many years ago when 
we were all together. He is the latest from 
contributing mates. 

Art Veasy writes: "Thirty-five years 
seems like a heck of a long time but I have 

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Anstades Arjona '68 

been working with C.F. Spang and Marc 
Tucker on our upcoming reunion and when 
we get together in the basement of Phillips 
and start phoning our classmates it is as if 
hardly a day has gone by. It is amazing how 
time has left our GDA friendships un- 
changed. I am hoping that a lot of us can 
make it back. On the home front, my daugh- 
ter Helen is a freshman in high school but 
looking at and applying to a number of pri- 
vate schools. 1 1 -year-old Bobby is grade five 
and excels at basketball and baseball. Not 
exactly a chip off the old block! I'm still at 
Cambridge Trust (15 years) and would love 
to see anyone who happens into Harvard 
Square. Regards, Art." 

Charles Johnson is heading to Byfield: 
"Xmas was really a lot of fun due to Spencer 
who enjoyed his toys but was quick to re- 
mind us 'it's about a baby born in 
Bethlehem.' He really keeps us centered on 
what is truly important. Hope the season was 
fulfilling for one and all. We plan to be at 
GDA this coming June with Spencer in 

The other Chuck Johnson wrote a 
short note from California: "2002 was a very 
quiet year for our family, but it did see an- 
other family milestone reached (no pun in- 
tended) when our son Brian announced his 
engagement over the Thanksgiving holidays. 
2003 is promising to be livelier, with anoth- 
er college graduation, a trip to Europe, and 
Brian moving back to California from 

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Spring 21 1(13 

Washington.... But I certainly started the 
New Year with a challenge; I've been waging 
a turf war for the past two weeks with some 
tree rats that invaded our garage. Twenty-two 
years of co-existing with raccoons, squirrels, 
possums, wild turkeys, skunks and other 
wildlife in Sacramento's suburbia has been 
enjoyable, but the rats crossed the line when 
they decided to move indoors:-)." 

A surprise note from Jay Shay: "Here's 
a voice from the past. I enjoy receiving your 
(IDA updates and thought that I should re- 
spond and let you know that I'm alive and 

Marc Tucker is about the only one 
whom I ever hear from these days, usually at 
the annual fund time. It's still great to talk to 
him. I'm living and working in the Bay Area 
(San Francisco) and trying to play golf 
whenever possible. I'm married with two 
girls, one in high school and one in the 
FIRST grade. I'm off tonight to the annual 
Brownie Daddy/daughter dance. That might 
give you a little insight into my life." 

Ross Raymond wrote from NC:"Sue 
and I had the opportunity to meet Marty 
and Fatty Doggett at an alumnus's house 
here in Chapel Hill during the fall. I was to- 
tally impressed; there are really no other 
words to describe the experience. My con- 
sulting business, eSub Solutions, had a great 
first year by all accounts. I wouldn't trade the 
satisfaction of working tor myself for any- 
thing I can imagine. Christopher is 14, doing 
great in school, and will pick up his tennis in 
the spring. Adam, now 10, is willing to take 
less and less grief from his older brother 
every week and definitely (or is that defiant- 
ly?) marches to his own tune. The family will 
go to Ipswich in July, so I am not sure we 
will make the June reunion. If I get there it 
will probably be a solo trip. Hello to Bubba, 
Tuck, Josh and Rusty Bolles." 

Dave Mitchell finds 2003 with all well 
in his family, yet still is looking for new ad- 
ventures in business. Mitch is planning to be 
at the reunion in June, urged on by Tucker. 
My troops are all well. David just got done 
with a four-month tour with the National 
Shakespeare Company and is doing Alice in 
Wonderland with the Children's Theater of 
New York this spring. Sean is back at school 
and still sports editor in New Haven. 
Courtney is heading back to nursing school. 
Business has been a challenge, but still re- 
warding. The crisis in long-term care has 
kept us busy. Anne and I are planning to be 

Christopher Wyle '70 with family: Patty, Timothy, Melissa, Amy, Lucky and Travis 

in Byfield in June. See you there. 


Class of 1969 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840-0669 

(401) 849-5893 


Jack Connelly reports: "My wife Terri 
and I hooked up with Billy and Kathie 
Clyde in Toledo, OH this summer. Our son, 
Silas, was on the U-13 Wisconsin State Cup 
Soccer Championship team, so we were in 
Toledo for the regional. It was wonderful to 
see Billy and Kathie and compare notes on 
how all our kids had been doing since the 
last time we'd seen them. We're hoping to 
rendezvous more often (somewhere between 
Wisconsin and Ohio)." 

Fred Lyle writes that he married 
Margaret Muir on December 27, 2002 in 
Naples, Florida. They will be living in 
Madison, CT Fred works in the New Haven 
office of Prudential Securities. (That's as 
close to Yale as he will get!) 


Class of 1970 

J. Randall Whitney, III 

77 Coolidge Road 

Concord, MA 01142-3301 

(978) 369-0914 


We are all deeply saddened to learn that 

Al Gay has passed away. Henry Eaton re- 
members Al on the athletic field and as side- 
kick with Joe Lilly '69 and "Sam Deluxe 
and his Famous Shoes" when they toured 
the girl's prep school circuit. Randy 
Whitney remembers Al as "always smiling". 
We will miss him. 

Jeb Bradley has been sworn in as 
Congressman in Wishington for his district 
in New Hampshire. He can be reached at 
603-387-2365. He sends his "thanks" to 
everyone who assisted in his campaign. 

Class of 1971 

Mario Rivera, Jr. 

12264 N.W. 32nd MNR 

Swuise, FL 33323-3004 

Class of 1972 

Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048-3120 

(847) 549-8407 

Bryce Kiberd writes that he did not at- 
tend last year's 30th reunion. He was on a 
sabbatical. Bryce reports he is now a full 
professor in medicine at Dalhousie 
University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is 
the medical director of the kidney transplan- 
tation program for Atlantic Canada. His wife 
is a nursing professor at the university as 
well. They have three children (Matt, fames 


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John Whitney '44, Randy Whitney '70, Buster Navins '31, 

Alex Whitney '05 
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and Anne) still in grade school. He contin- 
ues to run, hike and swim, as well as paint in 
his free tunc. He states the family is all do- 
ing well. 

Bill Connolly reports that he was sor- 
ry to miss the 30th reunion, hut it was his 
wife's 25th reunion at college. His eldest, 
Ruth, started at Princeton last fall, hut that 
leaves three more to go. 

Harrison Smith states that once he 
looks past the painful losses in the stock 
market, he is able to tell us that life is good. 
His son is a senior at the University of 
Oklahoma, his daughter is a junior at the 
University of Kansas and his youngest 
daughter is a freshman in high school. He 
acknowledges he has been blessed with great 
kids and a great wife for 23 years. He con- 
tinues his private practice as a clinical psy- 
chologist. He still plays some golf on week- 
ends. He hopes all is well with the class of 

Cameron (Tunk) Hosmer writes that 
he is still a vintner (grows grapes and makes 
wine). He spent the last five winters coach- 
ing youth ski racing (alpine). He is enjoying 
coaching and states it is tons of fun and gets 
him off the farm. All is well. too. 

As for the Durham family, Geoff 
Durham reports work at Allstate has been 
going very well. I got a new boss d\)d new 
assignment starting 2/1. During the winter, 
I am a long-suffering Northwestern 
University basketball season ticket holder 
and tan. I am president of my local golf 

54 TheArchon - Spring 2003 

league in the sum- 
mer and look for- 
ward to the coming 
of warmer weather 
to be able to hit the 
links. Our daughter, 
Andrea, is now a 
freshman in high 
school and doing all 
the typical high 
school things - fo- 
cusing on clothes 
and boys. She is a 
good student, how- 
ever, so it is hard to 
complain. My wife, 
Jana, spends her time 
donating it as the 
service unit registrar 
and service unit co- 
manager for the Girl Scouts in Libertyville. 
She is, also, the product sales coordinator for 
Girl Scout cookie (over 25,000 boxes) and 
other sales promotions for the service unit. 

Keep those cards, letters and e-mails 
(GDURHAM3@AOL.COM) coming! 


Class of 1973 

Edward C. Young 

15602 N. t3th Avenue 

Phoenix, AZ 85023 

(602) 504-0651 


30th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, IS 2003 

What a great response I had from our 
classmates this go-round. I'm not sure if it 
was the "form letter" or we really are a sen- 
timental lot about our upcoming 30th re- 

It is indeed a pleasure to report the fol- 
lowing news from our classmates: Chris 
Baker (a real hopeless romantic; married to 
his GDA sweetheart) is having his own GDA 
reunion a few months early. Evidently he has 
a client who grew up with Jeff Haaren 
from our class, which then prompted Chris 
to be in touch with Jeff Grush - long story. 

He recently talked to "the long lost" Gordie 
Thompson and he promises to drag Gordie 
to the 30th this June. 

Then he ran into Barry Burlingham 
'71 and Gillian Lloyd (former GDA 
Admissions Director) at his brother's wed- 
ding. The next day he ran into Ginny 
George Garland. Bake, I'm not sure you'll 
even need to come back in [une after this 
flurry of activity! Just kidding, it wouldn't be 
the same without you. 

Mike Balf writes from Israel that fami- 
ly life and work are fine. His oldest daugh- 
ter is now an officer in the Israeli army and 
his second daughter will be drafted in 
March. Daughter number one is a specialist 
in education and daughter number two will 
be in intelligence where she will use her ac- 
quired training in Arabic. Mike writes: "It is 
strange to think that the children of our 
classmates are in college at the same age our 
children here are participating in such a dif- 
ferent experience." Mike is still principal of 
the high school there and recently finished 
his PhD dissertation on Holocaust memory 
and commemoration in Israel. Wife Rachel 
continues as a social worker in a hospital in 
Hadera. As we prepare our students for pos- 
sible disaster and terrorism, Mike reports that 
"we have had our gas masks checked and the 
school is actually beginning to be proficient 
in pulling off a drill in which we go to bomb 
shelters. Hopefully, this will all be unneces- 
sary..." Mike, we all join you in that senti- 

Craig Dowley sends greetings from 
Hibernian Cruising School in Ireland. He 
writes that he is sailing, playing tennis and 
has built a new home. Mary and he are 
looking forward to our reunion this spring! 
Craig, this time we'll try not to stay up so 
late in the French building hahaha. 

Dolf Haffenreffer reports that daugh- 
ter Lindley graduated from Colgate this past 
spring, son Adolf IV is a sophomore at 
Conn. College and son Andrew is a junior at 
Portsmouth Abbey. "Wife Lisa and I are en- 
joying life!" 

Michael McDowell's wife was good 
enough to write to us for her Lancelot from 

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Phil Bouchard 73 and Bill O'Leary 73 

Camelot, that he is enjoying a research proj- 
ect for the San Francisco Fire department 
while continuing to run his property and 
construction business. Their oldest daughter 
just graduated with honors from UCLA and 
his youngest is in the third grade. Mike's 
wife Carolyn just published a book for 
Williams-Sonoma — Pies & Tarts. Mike and 
Carolyn, we're looking forward to seeing 
you both in Byfield for the 30th. 

Dave Metcalf writes that he is spoil- 
ing his son Jack rotten. Jack is Dave's fourth. 
David (Dave's other son) is a 16-year-old 
soccer phenom. Dave still plays soccer, albeit 
indoor. If not off defending the country 
Dave definitely plans to make our 30th. 

Geoff Peters reports that after eight 
years of travel every week as a consultant, he 
now has taken a position at Sears as a 
Procurement Director. After so much travel 
Geoff writes that it is great being in his own 
bed most nights! 

Maria Polcari has responded for the 
first time in 30 years! Thanks, Maria, and it 
is really good to hear from you. In 
December 2001 Maria 

purchased a home inYarmouthport, MA and 
she reports that it " is adorable and I love it 
there." She has also been doing part-time 

ESL teaching and lots of volun- 
teer work. She is currently en- 
gaged in opening a thrift shop. 
Maria, please come to reunion, 
I'm sure everyone would love 
to see you. 

Walter Rivera writes that 
he is really going to try and 
make it to the 30th. He also 
got a "kick" out of seeing that 
picture from the past in the last 
Archon. Walter, if I know chil- 
dren, yours enjoyed seeing your 
big Afro! We'll look for you this 

Bruce Sheldon is plan- 
ning on attending the 30th. 
This past Thanksgiving, Bruce 
and his 16-year-old daughter 
visited the GDA campus. He 
hadn't been back in 20 years 
and he reports how great it was 
for him seeing all of the new 
buildings and improvements. 
Bruce and wife Jody live in 
Darien, CT and share their 
lives with daughter Lee and 
son Matt. Bruce works as a 
commercial real estate broker. 
Bruce is looking forward to seeing old 
friends at our 30th. Bruce, we'll be there and 
it will be good to see you too. 

Geoffrey White has formed the 
Dreamtree Foundation. You can find more 
information at 
His organization is dedicated to the preser- 
vation, protection and promotion of Arts and 
Culture, Ecology, Science and Technology. 
They also help artists realize their dreams. 
Kewl, as the kids say! 

Dr. Glen Winkel reports that he has fi- 
nally moved from California to Colorado. "I 
am nestled in the little town of Manitou 
Springs about one hour from Denver and 
four miles west of Colorado Springs at the 
base of Pikes Peak, whose 14,100 ft. peak I 
have yet to climb." Glen is also working 
with a new immune support product that is 
based upon hyper immune egg technology. 
He is working with a group of oncologists 
and also with many people as they work to 
maintain their quality of life as they age. 
What excited me most about his e-mail was 
his statement "I think I may have discovered 
the fountain of youth!" Glen still races bikes 
with the US Postal Service. Glen, we all 
look forward to seeing you in June. 

The Youngs are enjoying life with two 
in college and one in kindergarten. Our ac- 
tivities are so varied that we too think we 
have found the fountain of youth. Mostly 
we appreciate our family and friends and 
pray that the great creator will sustain us all. 
June is fast approaching so get excited, make 
your reservations and make your way back to 
Byfield for our 30th. See you soon, and 
thanks to all who wrote. I really enjoy re- 
ceiving and sharing your news! 

Ooops! The photo of Varsity Men's 
Hockey co-captains Phil Bouchard 73 and 
Bill O'Leary 73 was misidentified in the Fall 
2002 Archon as "Members of the 1973 
Women's Varsity Hockey team." There was 
no Women's Hockey at GDA in 1973! The 
Archon editor apologizes for the error. 


Class of 1974 

Pamela J. M. Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06824 

(203) 254-2371 

We have reached the point in our lives 
where our children are attending GDA — 
how can that be? 

Robin Cohen Baker's daughter has 
been attending GDA for two years already. 

Paetai Maneepairoj is bringing his 
son, Kevin, this fall to GDA. Paetai writes: "I 
really look forward to returning to 'my 
school' again after 29 years." 

Steve Winer is still playing tennis, al- 
though he admits he is slowing down. His 
energy is needed now for his 10-month-old 
son, Ethan, and his four and a half-year-old 
pre-school daughter, Jillian. Steve writes: 
"This sounds like someone from the Class of 
'94, not 74! I can't wait for our 30th re- 
union in June '04!" Steve is beginning his 
1 6th year at Wvyside in Marlboro, MA, as the 
Director of Tennis. 

I received a Christmas card from Kim 
Potter Navarre who has retired and is real- 
ly enjoying it. She is pursuing her interest in 
art. Her oldest son is in medical school and 
her other son is excelling in high school in 
the media arts. She is still living outside of 
Montreal. E. Scott Williams is now living 
in two states at the same time, NH and 
Rhode Island. Getting ready for the 2004 
Presidential election after being thoroughly 
disgusted by the recent one. 

Courtney Wang is still enjoying Dallas 

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Patti LaBelle, Woody Johnston'75 and Sheila E 

and his on-line business is thriving. His 
daughter is doing very well at Hockaday in 
Dallas. As for your Class Secretary, I am the 
queen of volunteers — if there is a project 
that needs to be managed for no pay, call me. 
It is fun, but it is getting a bit crazy. My girls 
are in third and fifth grade. I am getting 
ready tor my 25th Reunion from Mount 
Holyoke College — so soon? 1 look forward 
to hearing more news from everyone. Please 


Class of 1975 
David J. Bohtnan 

551 Pinellas Bayway South 

Unit 1 12 

St. Petersburg, FL 33715 

(727) 866-2793 

dvhohnian(d)aol .com 

Jim O'Donnell writes that he hasn't 
responded for awhile, but like all of us, he is 
just plain busy Jim has two children, a 14- 
vear-old daughter, and an eight-year-old 
son. Since Jims daughter is looking at high 
school, memories of GDA are coming back, 
a great experience. David Ingrassia is now 
in Charlotte, NC with his wife (una and five 
children. Dave has just founded a Christian 
ministry focused on those at work. 

Lisa Johnson writes: "The time seems 
to be flying by... I can't be getting older! Life 
is full and rich, and I hope the same is true 
for my classmates." 

Pam Blanchard Post reports: "I got 
married September 7. 2002 in Newcastle, 
Maine to Michael Post. We are living in 
Hobe Sound, Florida. I am the clinical di- 

rector of a sleep 
disorder center 
nearby. I've been 
keeping in touch 
with Wendy 

O'Brien via 


Johnston reports: 
"I am still living in 
Los Angeles and I 
am still promoting 
concerts full time. 
Pictured with me 
are two of my fa- 
vorite clients, Patti 
LaBelle and Sheila 
E. It's good to get the newsletters and the 
Arehon from GDA. Keeps me informed on 
so many of our classmates. Would like to 
know if any GDA alumni have become 
members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity? 
Please email me with our Fraternity infor- 

Spencer Purinton reports: "Purinton 
family had a new addition in July, Louisa 
Goodrich Purinton, born on her dad's birth- 
day. The entire family Lisa (mom) Felica, 
Lucy and Louisa are especially fortunate to 
be living and growing in the GDA vicinity." 



Class of 1976 

Carol Ann Goldberg-Aydin 

301 East 94th Street, 2 4B 

New York, NY 10128-4722 

(212) 410-1781 

Class of 1977 

Carolyn L. Nissi 

2721 Reese Avenue, #/ 

EvanstonJL 60201-1342 

(847) 869-0117 

Doug Cawley writes: "My wife (of 
seven years) Laurian Rhodes, and I own and 
run a picture framing shop (Fastframe #230) 
in San Francisco. I also own and run a small 
record label called Dead Teenager 
( and play guitar in a 
punk rock band called the Grannies 
( Other than that, I 

occasionally sleep." Tracie Ackerman 

Fornaro is happy to be gainfully employed 
and enjoying the ski season this winter at 
Mt. Snow. Her son, Alexander, just turned 
13 and will be in high school this fall. 
Tracie is busy building a recruiting (contin- 
gency search) practice in downtown 
Boston, specializing in administrative, 
accounting/finance, IT and digital market- 
ing/online9eCRM capabilities. She would 
love to hear from those interested in the em- 
ployment market. She has had the pleasure 
of assisting (successfully, of course!) several 
classmates. Any fellow HR specialists out 
there? Her work phone is (617) 367-2800, 
ext. 20. Frank (Chip) White reports: "I 
want to let Mrs. Abusamra know that my 
daughter Julie won the sixth grade French 
competition despite the fact that I helped 
her study She wants to go to Quebec next 
year. Also, I was sorry to hear about Jim 
Adams. He was my all time favorite English 

I am substitute teaching and enjoying 
life with my husband and kids. This summer 
I will ride the Pan-Mass Challenge across 
Massachusetts to raise money for cancer re- 
search (200 miles!). Best to all. 


Class of 1978 

Scott M. Pope 

25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840-2148 

(603) 436-2903 

25th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, IS 2003 

Hello All: Before I start in with your 
news, I wanted to say THANK YOU to all 
who have given so graciously to our 25th re- 
union class gift. Regardless of the gift size, I 
was overwhelmed at the number of people 
who rose to the occasion to make this years 
gift a substantial one. On behalf of our great 


MUCH. For those who have not been con- 
tacted, or couldn't be reached for one reason 
or another and would like to pledge any 

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Spring 2003 

Jamie Purinton '78 

amount, I ask you to email me! This is the only time 
I "ask" for money tor our class. I prefer to 
talk socially versus asking for your contribu- 
tions. Currently, we are at the 30% participa- 
tion mark, and I am hoping we can attain 80 
to 90 percent. If circumstances permit and 
you can make a significant gitt this year, 
please strongly consider it. If this year is not 
your year, any donation to increase our per- 
centage of participation would be greatly ap- 
preciated. Lastly, I ask for you to consider re- 
ducing your frustration level with the "don't 

be shy cards" and just email me. Accidents 

occur with those little cards and I would like 
to compliment your effort by including your 

words, (verbatim), in my article so help me 

help you, and drop me an email versus the 
card. If someone's thoughtful news did not 
make it in this article, please forgive me in 

Speaking of mail, in today's mail Feb. 
19, 2003, I received a letter back from 
Singapore addressed to Peter Feith... Alias 
Shanghai Feith... it was my class letter dated 
December 13, 2000... Glad to see their 
postal service is as good as ours! Drop me an 
email Peter... and stop moving around! This 
winter has been relentless with the snow tall. 
Although great for the outdoor sports, I'm 
getting sick of pushing it around my yard, 
business etc etc. Spring can't come soon 
enough! With all the colds/flus going 
around, I hope your family has remained 
somewhat unscathed by that nastiness. I hope 
this article finds you all well and that you are 

getting pumped up tor our reunion this June 
13, 14 & 15. My Mom and Dad are cele- 
brating their 50th wedding anniversary on 
6-13-03, so I will see you all on the 14th and 

ON TO YOUR NEWS: I heard from 
Dana Stetson recently. He wrote: "Scott, 
My children Billy and Cindy are thriving 
and are now 8-1/2 and 7. I am in the mi- 
nority these day of having been happily mar- 
ried to my wife Mary for almost 16 years. 
On the job front; I am Vice President of Sales 
for Dynamicsoft now four-year-old startup 
software company. During 2002, I flew over 
200,000 miles, primarily to Asia, in pursuit of 
new customers and enjoying significant suc- 
cess with several new ventures in China. In 
my spare time we go boating (power) on the 
Long Island Sound, and continue the never- 
ending project ot renovating our home 
which was built in 1916. 

I continue to stay in touch with Steven 
Ingrassia, Jon Palais and Silvio 
Montelegre (who is now living in Costa 
Rica), and look forward to seeing other 
classmates during our big 25th reunion this 
year. Stay warm, and look forward to seeing 
you this summer." Dana, thanks a bunch for 
your email. You are busy and I appreciate you 
taking the time to drop me a line. See you in 

I received a note from Peter Hey, and I 
was very sorry to hear the news his dad died 
recently. Peter wrote: "My father died on 
January 1, 2003, so this has been a time of 
grief and sorrow. But it has also been a time 
of celebrating his life and rejoicing in many 
blessings. He loved GDA and one of the best 
things he ever did for me was send me there. 
I had the honor of preaching his eulogy. 
That was the hardest thing I have ever done, 
but one of the deepest joys I have ever expe- 
rienced. I hope all is well with you, Scott. 
Thanks again for your work as Class 
Secretary. I look forward to our 25th." 
Thank you for writing Peter, I appreciate 
your kind words. Take good care of yourself. 
My deepest sympathies to you and your 

family, Peter I am sure your eulogy was a 

great tribute to your Dad and also very dif- 
ficult to present. He was there listening.... 
and smiling. For those who wish to contact 
Peter, please contact me or Sandy Keyes at 
GDA for Peter's email or telephone number. 
Sandy's email address at GDA is: 

One classmate whom I haven't heard 

from in a long time wrote recently. She and 
her husband are the "BIG NEWS" winners 
from our last reunion by getting married! 

That's right folks! Here is Jamie 

Purinton's letter: "Dear Popey, Thanks for 
keeping the class news rolling despite our 
meager responses to your regular reminders. 
Higgy and I plan to be in Byfield June 13. 
We might even honeymoon in a single dorm 
bed. Do you all realize that I live with a man 
that remembers vocabulary sentences that 
Meechum used such as, 'Pretty women were 
once an anomaly at Governor Dummer,' or 
songs by The Doobie Brothers? So how can 
I stay away? I hope lots of you are in the 
mood to get together. Maybe even JuleAnn 
will cross the U.S. to find her old pals." 
Jamie, thanks for writing! It was great to hear 

from you! Ahhh the memories of 

Meechum they were great and he 

was a great guy! See you both in June! 

I received a card from Tom Diel. He 
wrote: "Brenna and I had a good summer. 
We found time to do some sailing on Lake 
Michigan. For our vacation in September, 
we climbed Mt. Katahdin and spent a week 
on Mt. Desert Island, ME." Thanks for the 
card Tom and hope to see you at the re- 
union! Well folks, that's a wrap. Other letters 
will be coming your way about our reunion. 
Thanks to everyone who wrote and my 
thanks to all who have made a contribution 

to our class gift. Stay well stay healthy, 



Class of 1919 
Troy A. Dagres 
6 Henderson Circle 
Ncwburyport, MA 01950-3406 
troydagrcs@aol .com 

Those of you in the New England area 
know that it has been a brutal winter. But 
spring is just around the corner. It won't be- 
long now before the flowers will be bloom- 
ing in the quad. Here's the latest news that's 
tit to print. 

Steve Perry is now in his 20th year at 
Hawaii Prep Academy, busy as athletic direc- 
tor, freshman dean, and varsity coach of both 
boys and girls soccer teams. The Perry fami- 
ly has just moved into their new house 
where Justin (5), Julia (3), and Jenna (1) now 
have their own rooms. 

Andy Linn writes that he didn't appre- 
ciate my child naming advice in the last is- 
sue. Andy, remember that Mr. Clunie taught 

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us that memory aids such as rhyming are 
good and you need all the help you can get 
;-) Andy is also proud of his Buckeyes for 
winning the National Championship. 

Avery Woodworth reports that after 
relinquishing his time consuming duties as 
class secretary (riiiiiiiiiight), he now has more 
time to complete renovations to his house 
and spend more time with Elizabeth and 
Caleb (13), Eliza (11) and Amelia (7), and 
hopes to coach JV Lax at CDA this spring. 

Kathleen Leary Livermore is taking 
this year oft from teaching at UNH. She says 
the birth dates of her students (mid-80's) has 
traumatized her. Feeling a little old are we? 
Daughter Annie is finishing up eighth grade 
at Berwick Academy, and son Ted is Class of 
'04 at CDA and looking at colleges. Well, if 
it makes you feel any better, John Perlowski 
and I played in the Alumni basketball game 
this past January (and we only lost by a cou- 
ple), but realized that the players we were 
playing against hadn't even been born yet 
when we graduated from CDA. Laura 
Roome Hemrick says that she was sur- 
prised recently when she was watching the 
Weather Channel on TV and they have a 
new series called "Storm Stories." Imagine 
her surprise to see and hear Brad 
Cavanaugh telling about being afloat for 
days after the boat he was on sank. 

Lisa Law is working at the Regional 
Medical Center as the Clinical Supervisor of 
Behavioral Health. It appears those years ob- 
serving our strange and diverse behavior 
at CDA has proven to be valuable. Who 
woulda thunk? Her husband is sergeant at 
the Detention Center and leads the Gang 
Task Force and SWAT Team. Do they have 
Saturday morning work squads there? They 
have three furkids; two Australian Shepherds 
and a Golden Retriever. Lisa says any prayers 
we can throw her way are welcome, as she 
has just passed her six-month mark with 
good results, after being diagnosed with 
Thyroid cancer last May. Our thoughts and 
prayers are with you. 

Dave Manwai ng offers this historical 
brain dump of major events: 

(y/ 1 979 Graduated with all of YOU! 

6/1982 My dad lost his 3+ year battle 

with Cancer 
8/31/1983 Married to I >arline Gallant 

9/8/1983 Bought our first house on 

Cape Cod 
4/20/1984 Steven David is born 
2/20/1987 Jeffrey Lewis is born 
8/20/ 1 989 Graduated from Wentwork 

Technical School 
4/6/1990 Heather Lynne is born 
9/25/1995 First day with home Internet! 

I held a number of computer jobs after 
completing WTS: 

2/2000 Separated from Darline 

10/2000 Moved to Keene, NH 
1 0/2< X X I Starting working for PC 

Connection (Current) 
11/21/2000 Filed for Divorce 
2/14/2001 Proposed to Kathleen Szmit at 

the Blue Man Group in 

Boston Valentine's Day show 

(ask me about this!) 
3/21/2001 Divorce was final *sidi* 
8/25/2001 Married for the LAST 

(second) time to Kathy 

We currently have an apartment in Keene, 
NH where I live with my wife, Kathy and 
her son Ryan (9). My oldest son, Steven is 
18 and on his own while his brother and 
sister both live with their Mom and see me 
regularly. We plan on buying a house in the 
Keene area sometime in the next year." 

Stu Cawley writes that he got his first 
taste of the Caribbean on "a Christmas 
cruise w/my wife Alexa's family this year 
(and, no, we didn't puke)" and vows to go 
back again sometime minus the kids and mi- 
nus the cruise ship. Ran his first marathon 
this year, the Marine Corps Marathon in 
DC. Figured there just aren't gonna be that 
many chances in his life to have a Marine 
salute him and say: "Great job, sir." Will give 
it another shot at the Mt. Desert Island 
Marathon next fall. Stu is still doing agricul- 
tural research for the University of MD, and 
wife's taking the year off to try to finish her 
Ph.D. (year #9 and counting). Oldest son, 
Angus (4), is in pre-K & loving it, & 
younger, Simon (almost 3 [conceived during 
Reunion '99 [too much info?!}]), is almost 
as big as him now, making for fairly even 
wrestling matches tk pirate sword duels. 

As for me, I've recently left the world of 
selling high technology to enter the world of 

finance. It's way easier to give money than to 
take it. I'm now a Loan Officer at GNA 
Mortgage Group in North Andover. Please 
keep the cards and emails coming. It's great 
to hear what's going on with the great class 
of '79. 



Class o/1980 

Lynne E. Durland 

114 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 

(603) 421-0940 

durland 62@ly cos. com 

L Class of 1981 

Jennifer G. Steward 
715 Main Street 
Box ford, MA 01921-1118 
(978) 352-7694 

The holidays brought news from many 

Cynthia Horner sent word announc- 
ing the birth of Grace Adele Horner, 7 
pounds, 12 ounces, on November 16, 2002. 
Grace joins sister Nicole, who just turned 
two. Cynthia plans to return to her pediatric 
practice in February, but with a reduced 
schedule. Congratulations to Cynthia and 
her husband, Doug, on Grace's birth! 

Clarissa Hughes wrote "that she and 
her husband Greg are "expecting a girl, 
Cadance Alexandra Hughes, sometime in 
early March. Enjoyed seeing Sue Perry very 
much and encourage everyone to visit us in 
Florida! I am teaching Kindermusik in the 
spring and continue with singing and real es- 
tate sales, but motherhood will be the best 
job of all! Love to Lyn,Vinca, Lisa, Susan, and 
Jen! And congratulations to Kath!" 

Keller Laros sent greetings from 
Hawaii. "Aloha! 2002 was great. We founded 
a non-profit organization called the Manta 
Pacific Research Foundation to help with 
our study of mantas. Visit us at www.manta- My son Russell Keller Laros IV is 
six and enjoying first grade. Daughter Janelle 
Julia is three and a 50 pound bruiser. Talked 
with Brownie, EOB, Benson and Red a 
while back - all well. Congratulations 
KAO'L! Aloha!" I received a beautiful 
Christmas picture and note from the Reilly 
clan who welcomed Erin Irene Reilly on 

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Spring 2nii3 

November 26, 2002. "Hopefully Erin will 
keep her two brothers on the straight and 
narrow. I was activated by the National 
Guard last August. I'm home on leave for the 
holidays. Hope to return to civilian life and 
the U.S. by next spring."We're all thinking of 
you, Mike! Congratulations to you and 
Diane on Erin's arrival! 

Antea vonHenneberg sent wishes for 
a "merry, merry to you and all- Things are 
very busy here, running after 2.2 year old son 
Ford and husband Andrew! I swam from the 
Bay Bridge to Aquatic Park on Thanksgiving 
Day as part of the "Turkey Plunge"- cold 56 
degrees! Take care everyone!" As always, 
thanks to everyone who wrote. I love hear- 
ing from you! 


Class of 1982 

Nancy Lord Wickunre 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110-6201 

(603) 472-8993 

Hi everyone. I sent out the usual form 
letter, with postcards for all of you to return 
with your class notes. 

Here are the postcard responses. Andy 
Paige: "Our little family moved from 
Oakland CA to Whately, MA this year. I 
don't recommend trans-continental U-haul 
treks with a five-month-old kid. Kai (our 
son) is pretty great and 13 months old now. 
Walking, making all sorts of cute sounds. 
Enjoying the snow and cold, but miss the 
ocean." Yup, that wraps up the post card re- 

My next tactic was a mass email. 
Nothing special just "email me your news, 
my deadline is approaching in early 

Here are those responses. Karen 
(Matzner) Chinca: "It's so much easier to 
reply via email. Well, life is very busy with 
my wonderful kids, work and school. Enio 
is now seven and Raphael is five, and they 
certainly keep me on my toes with school, 
homework, playmates and all of their activi- 
ties. I'm in my third year at BC, getting my 
Master's in social work and I really love it. 
It's a lot of work, but I'm looking forward to 
finishing and becoming a therapist. I also 
decided to try something new and exciting. 
I'm planning to start a small beading business 
making jewelry. I've started selling some of 

my pieces, and hope to make some money 
out of the venture. That's it for now!" 

Trina Chiara:"We are doing well. Love 
being the parents of almost two-year-old 
Isabella!! And ALWAYS exhausted. Call if 
you are ever in Hartford 860-673-4017. 

Bob Low: "It's been a real tough road 
the past two weeks with the tragic deaths of 
two of my favorite students in a car accident. 
Weston Lea and Mike D'Amico were fun- 
loving, vibrant, popular kids who embraced 
life. Wes was the leading scorer on my soc- 
cer team, carrying us all the way to the 
NEPSAC Class A semi-finals, where we lost 
to Ben Snyder's Nobles team. Mike was a 
premier lacrosse player, coveted by several 
top college programs. The Holderness com- 
munity has really pulled together to support 
the families and friends. All my best to the 

Larry Soule: "This is the first time I 
have sent in notes for the Archon but I felt I 
had to relay an interesting story to be filed 
under the 'small world' category. I recently 
bumped into Michele (Montrone) Cogan 
and her husband Kevin at a charity function 
IN ST.THOMAS. I was actually on their 
boat, 'My Michele,' earlier in the day with 
Kevin and did not know that he was married 
to Michele. It was only later that evening at 
the function that we met. Kevin introduced 
us and Michele said I looked familiar but 
couldn't figure out where she knew me 
from. After deciding that we did not go to 
the same college, we realized it was GDA. 
Kevin was hoping I could provide him with 
some dirt on Michele from when she was at 
GDA, but unfortunately I could not. 
Perhaps someone else in the Class of '82 has 
a story or two to relate. Michele and Kevin 
currently live in St. Thomas with their three 
children. I live in Wilton, CT with my wife 
Anna and kids Victoria (three) and 
Christopher (nine months.). I currently 
serve as financial advisor to the Government 
of the U.S. Virgin Islands so I am frequently 
visiting the islands on business. Hope to see 
Kevin and Michele on my next visit." 

Claire Danaher:"I'm in the middle of 
two months of county criminal court jury 
duty which I wouldn't recommend. Nancy, 
how do you do it? [Secretary's note: First of 
all, I'm the clerk, not a juror, but second of 
all, it's your civic duty, so suck it up. Jury 
duty may be inconvenient, but you have an 
important function in our system of justice. 
You go girl!] My husband Bill recently re- 

ceived his PhD from Yale, eight years after 
starting. They should give a degree to sup- 
porting spouses. I was home in Cambridge 
for ten days at Christmas and felt solace that 
the locals are Vinneys who talk with their 
hands instead of Juniors who attend 
NASCAR races. After almost three years in 
Tennessee, I still feel like a Yankee. May that 
always be. We had a several day visit this 
summer from Charlotte Cleghorn! She was 
taking a sabbatical from being a parish priest 
and drove around the country visiting vari- 
ous friends. We enjoyed catching up and she's 
doing well, now settled in a parish in North 
Carolina. My five-year-old Phoebe still 
loves Mulan, but is adding Dorothy from the 
Wizard of Oz to her list of favorites. My 
muse has found me and so I've been work- 
ing on a bunch of new songs. My goal for 
2003 is to produce a CD. Can I count on 
each classmate to purchase a copy? I'm 
looking forward to reading about everyone 
in the Archon." 

Martha Lawlor: "Still living in good 
'ole Chelmsford with Gary, Emily (7) 
Charlotte (4) and Eliza (2). Gary quit his job 
in July to go back to school. He's getting a 
Master's Certificate from BU for software 
design. Hopefully the job market will show 
some improvement by the time he is done in 
April. I'm still enjoying my time as a full- 
time mom. The girls' school and after school 
activities keep me busy. It was great to see 
members of our class at our 20th reunion. I 
enjoyed seeing Karen (McKinney) and 
Sloan - it had been too long since we'd last 
seen each other!" 

Barbara Mackay-Smith: "The greatest 
excitement in my life these days is going to 
'THE WIGGLES' concert in San Francisco 
in February. If you don't have kids under 
five, don't ask. Actually I am enjoying being 
at home full time with Rachel, now two- 
and-a half and Nathan (born Oct 12, 2002). 
It's cut down on my traveling, not to men- 
tion travel writing, but having this time with 
them while they are little is worth it! 
Anyone in the Bay Area: give us a call!!" 

Well, that was a pretty good response, 
but I thought we could do better, so I sent a 
second email. This one said "My deadline is 
Feb 20, so it's not too late. Hit 'reply' and 
send me some scrap of info (what did you 
have for breakfast this morning? What is 
your favorite alcoholic beverage, now that 
you are an adult? Do you have a pet? What 
species? Do you ever have a dream that you 

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arc in Mr. Williams' Asian History Class and 
you forgot to do the reading? (Or is that just 
me?) Or. revert to the usual Archon stuff: 
spouse/kids/job. Gossip about classmates 
(substantiated or otherwise) is always a pre- 
ferred option. So if your life is dull, make up 
something about someone else!" Here are 
my responses: 1. a bowl of cereal. 2. White 
wine, preferably Pinot Grigio. 3. Yes, a 
Hungarian vizla namedVinnie. 4. Yes, and I 
also dream that I am trying (unsuccessfully) 
to finish a geometry exam in Mr. Gosselin's 
class. 5. Spouse/kids/job: no significant 
changes in these areas. 

Will Friend sent in his dutiful re- 
sponse: "1. Breakfast: 3 cups of coffee. 2. 
Favorite: still beer 3. Pets: 3 green anolies; I 
dog (Rosie) 1 cat (Cosmo), 2 white mice; 1 
Guinea Pig (Candy). 4. Family: Maryanne 
and kids are well. Emily just turned 8; 
William is three-and-a-half. 5. Classmates: 
Saw Kriggy over the New Year; Gossip: 

Martha Lawlor responded with this: 
"HEY! Leave me alone! I've already sent 
you my class notes. This is harassment! If you 
contact me again I'll reinstate the restraining 
order I have out on you! Love, Martha." 

Marc Rasbury: "What's up folks. I'm 
sorry that I missed the reunion. I got mar- 
ried the following week in St. Lucia and my 
wife and I had a lot of running around to do 
the weekend of the reunion. Cynthia and I 
married on a gorgeous day along the beach. 
It was just the two of us. No parents or 
friends, which was a hard sell to my mother. 
Nevertheless, it was great. I moved to 
Teaneck, NJ, but am trying my best to return 
to NYC. I'm not cut out for the suburban 
life. Things are finally getting back to nor- 
mal here at Verizon. We restored everybody's 
service on a temporary basis in lower 
Manhattan last year. Now. we are wrapping 
up the permanent restoration work. I pray 
we never have to go through this again. My 
photojournalisr work is picking up. I just got 
back from the NBA All Star Weekend and 
sold some of my pi< tures to the Associated 
Press and several other publications. I am 
hoping that, with a little luck, I will be re- 
tained as a part-time photographer with the 
NY Times covering concerts in the Tri-State 
area. I'm a feature writer tor NY Sport 
scene, a monthly magazine. I had at least two 

articles published in each of the last three is- 
sues and I will be their beat writer for the 
Mets, Jets and Nets. I'm getting ready to 
coach summer league basketball teams for 
my church. Last year we had over 50 kids 
participating in three different divisions. 
Hope everyone is doing well. Look forward 
to hearing from the Class of '82!" 

John Parker: "As I am not an official 
alumnus, I would like to officially thank any 
and all members of the ('lass of 82 who 
think of me as part of the group. I spent 
what seems like a very short time, a pretty 
long time ago with a group of folks who 
have stayed with me in thoughts, memories, 
the Archon, and, of course, the never ending 
stream of envelopes from the Development 
Office. Since Nancy longs for correspon- 
dence of just about any type, I will share 
what I think is both funny, and a little scary, 
all at the same time. I left GDA in 1982, just 
as you all did (of course, I left a little earlier, 
but let's just say I left for spring break and 
never came back). So, I leave. I do the "re- 
hab" thing. I do the bad job thing, which 
lasted about, well, it's on-going. Since 1982 
I have lived two or three places in Louisiana, 
then two or three places in California, then I 
moved here to North Carolina 10 years ago, 
and I will stay here until I or my mother-in- 
law passes. (Still a bit fuzzy about the day I 
consented to live within 1 5 minutes of my 
in-laws, but apparently, I did). Now, in all 
those years, all those residences (and let me 
tell ya folks, I wouldn't know a change-of- 
address card if it kissed me on the mouth) 
and the one constant at all those places, and 
all those mailboxes - you got it - the Archon, 
and the chance to donate to every fund any- 
one in Byfield can dream up. God bless their 
hearts, I've never given a dime, and they keep 
coining. With that level of persistence, I 
suggest we join the GDA Development 
Office in on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. 
If it takes them more than 90 days I'll be 
shocked. I hope everyone is well, especially 
the offspring. The flu and strep are rampant 
here in Greensboro, and my five year old is 
home sick. I feel very helpless when she 
coughs, and makes that pained wincing ex- 
pression. I was one lousy student, but I am 
proud of my tenure as a parent. What is up 
with the class of '82 website? I think get- 
ting a picture of my family onto the web will 

be much easier than getting my brood to 
Byfield. Anyway, regards from North 

Bill "Hutch" Hutchinson: "Hello 
from Hutch! Richmond has seen more 
snow in the last two months than in the pre- 
vious three years. Emily (7) and Joe (5) love 
to play in the stuff. We make the traditional 
snow person, throw snow-balls and go sled- 
ding. Work goes well for this internal audit 
guy. I spent most of last fall in Argentina and 
Brazil. This spring I will be in Canada and 
Europe. While it takes me away from home, 
I send plenty of emails with JPEG pics to 
keep the kids and wife posted. Hi to every- 
one and look forward to seeing ya'll again 
one day." 

Andy Fredrick: "Marc - you were 
missed at the reunion, as were some others, 
but I guess marriage is a pretty good excuse. 
If you think Teaneck, NJ is a long shot, try 
BOISE IDAHO! If any of you should hap- 
pen to visit, bring some ID. A person with a 
valid out-of-state ID can visit the "Potato 
Expo" just north of Pocatello, and after 
viewing a series of different species of spuds, 
get a free five-pound sack of grade A russets. 
(If only I'd known about this before my 
MASS driver's license expired . . . ) But be- 
fore you all rush out here to receive the 
bounty of free tubers, I warn you that the 
expo is only open during spring and sum- 
mer. We do maintain an extra bedroom for 
anyone who visits to ski, see the sites, pick up 
taters and whatever." 

Jonathan Andrews has a degree in land 
management from University of Alaska. He 
has a lumber mill in Fox, Alaska and builds 
log cabins. Visit one at base of Denale-Park's 

WEB PAGE UPDATE: It's there, but 
there is nothing on it. YET. But keep 
checking. I know Chuck is wrestling it into 
submission, and maybe when THIS edition 
of the Archon goes out, it will be on line. 
Web address is: http//gda82. 

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Class of 1983 

Susan L. Sanidas 

74 Peach Tree Lane 

Marstons Mills, MA 02648-1841 

(508) 428-5681 


20th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, IS 2003 

Bill and Christy Lothrop live in St. 
Paul. They have two children, two-year-old 
Ehse and four-month-old Joseph. 


Class of 1984 

Cathleen Riley Scerbo 

35 Winterberry Lane 

Stratham, NH 03885-2472 

(603) 778-3169 


Hello, Class of '84! So sorry I have not 
been diligent with getting your notes into 
the Archon the past year-and-a-half. It has 
been a very busy time for me with lots of 
changes at work and the kids getting to the 
age where activities become time consum- 
ing! I have lots to share this edition. 

Hank Friedman writes that life in Taos 
continues to be good. He just finished his 
seventh season coaching soccer at Taos High 
School. He had dinner last spring with 
Krista Hennessey Bartholomew in Santa 
Fe and says she is doing very well. She is 
working for Park City Resort and Paul is still 
with Novell. 

David Gould and his wife Christina 
are back in Bogota, Colombia. He writes 
that Veronica Apple Gould joined their fam- 
ily in March of 2001. He is consulting and 
trying to write a book, but mostly just en- 
joying fatherhood! He would love to hear 
from anyone - 

Charlie Cashin writes from Alaska and 
sent some wonderful pictures of a GDA 
gathering in Marinette, Wisconsin that he at- 
tended in August 2002. They were in the 
western Great Lakes area for the launch of 
our country's newest ship, US Coast Guard 
Cutter HICKORY. Charlie also wrote that 
he and his wife Kathleen had a wonderful 
get together with Marilyn (the resident 
nurse at GDA back in 1984) and her hus- 

band Herm at Charlie's home in Homer 
, Alaska. He can be reached at 63855 Katamar 
Avenue, Homer AK, 99603 (907) 235-4761 

Brent Tingle broke a 17-year silence 
last year to write into our class notes! Brent 
is a partner in a law firm of Marrison, 
Mahoney and Miller where he is a trial at- 
torney focusing mostly on representing 
physicians and other health care profession- 
als. Brent spent a lot of time over the last 
decade traveling including climbing Mount 
Kilamanjaro, tried Mount Ranier and "was 
stupid enough to run with the bulls in 
Pamplona"! Yikes!! If that wasn't exciting 
enough, he got married in Maui in March 
2001, where Sean Mahoney ('85) was 111 
attendance. While most guys play golf before 
their wedding, Brent went surfing to calm 
his nerves!! He and Sean usually spend time 
in the summer surfing in NH and 
Nantucket. Brent and his wife Joanne re- 
cently bought a home in Westford, MA and 
are expecting their first child in August. That 
may cut into surfing season a little - con- 

Aimee Walsh Schade writes that Julia 
(5), Tyler (3) and Carter (2) are all doing well 
and enjoying New Hampshire. She is home- 
schooling them and enjoying the low stress 
life. Have you had enough of the snow and 

cold this winter? I also heard from Amie 
Breed who was working as a midwife until 
recently when she had her third child 
Bowman, Bo for short - Congratulations, 
Amie! Her daughters, Hayley and Natalie, 
are 11 and 6, "beautiful, bright and avid soc- 
cer players!" Amie recently bought a house 
on Salt Spring Island near Victoria, BC and 
is splitting her time between there and Santa 
Cruz, CA. She extends an invitation for all to 
visit and keep in touch, 
(834) 429-4036 or (205) 653-4714. 

Stephanie Kinloch is in the Master's 
program in psychology at Antioch 

My family is also growing up. Sean is in 
third grade and is enjoying soccer, basketball 
and baseball and acting classes these days. He 
still loves school and recently participated in 
the school's spelling bee. Drew is in first 
grade this year and has approached learning 
like he does sports - aggressively! He is 
working very hard on reading and math and 
thinks his teacher is perfect! Ryan is four- 
and-a-half and wants to know everything. 
He has more "whys" in him than he did as a 
toddler! He also has a smile that lights up a 
room and still thinks he is going to marry 
me when he grows up! Such a great age!! 
Dan is working at Netscout (also in 
Westrord, MA!) and still enjoying program- 

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class notes 

ming and application development. I am en- 
joying my job at Liberty although I can't 
seem to catch up there ever! I was recently 
promoted to IT Operations Manager and 
have been spinning ever since! I also recent- 
ly started playing indoor soccer on a women 
over-30 team!! Busy busy!! My best to all of 
you and your families!! Our email address 
has changed so often that Dan set up one 
that we could keep no matter what service 
we have. Please keep in touch . . . cathy 



Class of 1985 

Nathalie E. Ames 

443 West Grant Place "A " 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(773) 883-1325 

Donna Stram reports: "My husband 
Steven and I are expecting our first child on 
12/15/02. We're still living in Tampa, where 
he is finishing a surgical residency, and I am 
running my research consulting company. 
We're hoping to make the next Reunion!" 

Matt Hack has been with MAXTOR, 
Longmont, CO for many years. Father ot 
three children, Allison, Heather and William. 

Victoria de Lisle writes: "I got mar- 
ried on March 22, 2002 [on her birthday] to 
Michael Johnson. You probably met him at 
the last GDA reunion. He just finished up a 
PhD program in Physical Chemistry at 
Tulane University, where he is now working. 
I am a partner in the New Orleans office of 
the Texas law firm of Locke Liddell & Sapp. 
We are planning to stay in New Orleans at 
least for the foreseeable future, although I 
have fantasies of moving back to the north- 
east and being able to experience all four 
seasons again. Please ask Stephanie 
D'Orazio Migliosi to send Raquel 
Ardito-Barletta and me her new email ad- 
dress. We hav< not heard from her in over a 
year. We have been busy with our home 
renovation and with the newest addition to 
our family (a black Labrador puppy named 

Esmee Huggard Williams 

(esniee(^ writ "Ken, Jon 
(3.5 yrs), Cate (6 months) and I celebrated 
the holidays with friends and family in 
Seattle. It was nice not to have to jump on a 

plane. I'm still at and 
things are going very 
well. We were the 
number one recipe 
site again this holiday 
season. We are in the 
midst of launching a 
new product that will 
provide nutrition- 
based meal planning 
capabilities. My 

brother Mike says Hi! 
He's living in LA 
working at an archi- 
tectural firm." 

Quinn Pollock 
writes: "I've taken a 
field sales job with a 
former competitor to 
my original company, 
and they've given me 
an opportunity to 
move home. My wife 
and I are making 
plans to move back to 
Maine as I write this. 
We want to raise a 
family away from the 
busy city life that is 
Washington, DC. Last 
spring we adopted a 
young Chocolate Lab, 
and for those of you 
with children, I can't 
imagine the joy that a 

child brings, because this dog is hysterical. 
Bad days tend to drift away when Cooper 
jumps up and licks my face. We're pretty ex- 
cited to move home and to be near family 
and friends. Noelle is dreaming of good ski- 
ing. I'm dreaming of good hockey. Cooper is 
dreaming of chasing squirrels. I need every- 
one to own at least one cat or dog. PLEASE! 
See your veterinarian as much as possible! 
Thank you. I look forward to seeing GDA 
people again." 

Katrina Russo Ramsey writes: 
"Mitchell just started third grade and 
Eleanor is now in first - amazing how quick- 
ly time passes! They both love school and 
their teachers and friends and we are all get- 
ting back into the school routine after a 
wonderful summer. We spent a good bit of 

George McCarthy '86 married Stephanie M.Allan on 
November 1 1, 2002 on the Island of Nevis in the Caribbean 

West Indies 

time at my parents' house on Plum Island 
this summer. One week was spent with 
Anita Russo Bartschat '87 and her three 
children (who are now living in Minnesota). 
Teresa Russo Cramphorn '83 and 
her family (with five children) live in West 
Newbury, so I see her just about every time 
I'm in town. My kids are finally at an age 
where I can actually sit-and many times lie 
down-on the beach while they play in the 
surf. Not quite able to sleep for hours on the 
beach like I did in the 'old days', but the re- 
laxation is starting to come back to my life 
little by little! I've done some fun travel this 
past year, both for work and pleasure. Work 
has taken me to Florida, L.A., Cape Cod, the 
Catskills of upstate N.Y., and many other 
less-than-noteworthy locations. I've also tak- 
en trips to Orlando and Wellington D.C. 

62 The 

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and a cruise to the Bahamas for pure vaca- 
tion. Work is also going very well. The phar- 
maceutical industry has been under a lot ot 
scrutiny in the past few years, and it has been 
especially so in Vermont, but Merck is the 
kind of company that I feel very proud to be 
a part of. Hard to believe, but I've been at 
this for 13 years now-and I still love it! I 
hope everyone is doing well and I'm already 
looking forward to the next Reunion. (20 
year high school reunion?!! Is that possible? I 
don't think any of us are old enough to have 
graduated from high school almost 20 years 
.\£o\) Take care!" 

Joshua Holden(J 
writes: "Last year Foster Wheeler moved me 
to a project at the Portsmouth Naval 
Shipyard in Kittery, ME. It's a three-year 
landfill cap construction job. I've been 
going out in Portsmouth after work. 
Any idea what Pete Condon is up to?" 

Elizabeth Bertelsen-Hoefer (ther- writes: "I am still en- 
joying the sun in Florida... I am an 
Investment Advisor in Sarasota, FL. I got 
married tour years ago in Austria to a per- 
sonal chef. Married life is great but I wish 
that he would cook without cream and but- 
ter... :)The only people I keep in touch with 
from GDA are Quinn and Nolden. I am 
wondering how Will Enderby is doing. 

Jon Shain writes: "Maria and I are 
happy to announce the birth of our daugh- 
ter Johanna. She was born on Tuesday, 
February 26, 2002 - and she's beautiful! I am 
still traveling, performing and teaching gui- 
tar. For my tour dates you can go to" 

Mark Ginsberg writes: "I guess I'm 
what you could call a "first-time caller, long- 
time listener." I've been working at 
Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant for about 1 2 
years, and I just finished my first year in the 
capacity of Assistant Chief of Security. My 
kids Connor and Hannah are doing great in 
fourth and first grades respectively. What 
else can I say? Hope everyone is well." 

Kelly (Vandal) Gulezian is living in 
Haverhill, MA with her husband and two 
dogs. She is working as a district manager 
tor Express. 

Susan Edelstein was married 
September 1, 2002 at Moseley Chapel, to 
Mark B. Towler. They honeymooned in 
Spain and Paris. She writes she is very, very 

Rob Cloutier and his wife Nicola 

moved to Portland, Oregon last year. They 
and their children, Jared and Joanna, enjoy 
the west coast. Rob is on the Emergency 
Medicine Faculty at Oregon Health Sciences 
University and Nicola is in private practice 
OB Gyn. All is well in Chicago. First, I 
wanted to say that I am sorry for doing such 
a bad job at writing the class notes over the 
last year. I have been really busy but I will try 
to do a better job! I have been doing this for 
eight years now. Time flies!! I often speak to 
Dinah Daley who drove through Chicago 
on her way to Seattle. She is doing very well 
and is happy to be back on the west coast. I 
still enjoy selling real estate in downtown 
Chicago. You can view my website at It is a crazy market 
right now but that is what keeps the job in- 
teresting. My daughter Laura is doing well. 
She is in third grade this year. I can't believe 
she will be nine years old in June. We took 
some great trips over the last year — Costa 
Rica, Fiji, Baja, Bahamas etc.. We also spent 
about five weeks throughout the year at our 
house in Mesa, Co. I am already looking 
forward to the 20th Reunion in 2005. It 
will be great to see everyone again. If you 
are in Chicago or Colorado, let me know - 
it would be great to get together. My e-mail 
address is amesnat( 



Class of 1986 
Secretary needed 


Class of 1987 
Amy B. Northup 

7 Albion Place #1 

Charlestown, MA 02129- 1 70 1 

(617) 241-3944 

Kristen M. Poulin 

51 Boardman Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-2433 

(978) 462-9953 

keith_poulin @yahoo. com 

Hello to all and how 'bout all the snow 
we've been having?! We do not want to hear 
any more complaints ot 'a drought' from 
those of you who have lawns. And after the 
snow came the COLD. And then came the 
record-breaking blizzard. Here's to hoping 
for warm and sunny days in the Northeast 

Ann Blair Silvers wrote that she and 

Thilo and Lucy Armstrong Henkes '87 

son Willem was born on 

February 4, 2003. 7 lb 11 oz and 

19.25 inches long 

her husband Jonathan are living in 
Scottsdale, AZ and had some news, "Kaitlyn 
Elizabeth Silvers joined our family on 
October 24th. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 13 
oz. and was 20 inches long. Her two-year 
old sister Samantha is pretty happy to be a 
big sister now, but I think the excitement is 
wearing off as she realizes that Kaitlyn does 
not do very much. We are all very happy, if 
not sleep-deprived, and are looking forward 
to some quiet holidays here in Arizona." 

Lisa Taplin updated us through email. 
"Our son, Sean, turned one in August and 
we had an excessively large BBQ birthday 
for him. He is 17 months old now and has 
been walking for about four months. He is 
talking up a storm and loves animals, espe- 
cially Lisa Carrigg's bulldog, Lucy 
Speaking of dogs, we must be gluttons for 
punishment because we just got a puppy last 
weekend! He is 14 weeks old, part Beagle, 
part black lab. We named him Tuco, after a 
character in the The Good, the Bad, and the 
Ugly. Other big news: Dave Murray and I 
are getting married, September 20th in 
Amesbury, Mass." Congratulations in ad- 
vance, Lisa! 

Jeff Ashworth writes: "I'm still playing 

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class notes 

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Anita Russo Bartschat '87 children; 
Nicolas, Alexa and Christoph 

hard whenever I can, but my first love is now 
watching with my wife our son Ben do all 
the little crazy things a 16-month-old 
does. . .definitely a ball player! Take care, 

Andrew Rockwell (no longer 
Rocky?) writes: "My daughter Emily turned 
two in October. Vivian and I moved to 25 
Gale Road in Hampton and have a house on 
Lake Winnipesaukee m Glidden Cove, near 
Gunstock. Looking forward to the sun and 
sandbars after all this early January snow." 

Rob and Marybeth DeLena are busy 
with their two kids in Sudbury. He said it 
can sometimes be a circus, but there are only 
Ki()(i days left until Ryan goes to kinder- 
garten, but who's counting' Both Abby and 
Ryan are doing great." 

Jeff tatz emailed: "Hey Class of '87. 
I'm still living in the Back Bay and working 
at Massachusetts Financial Services in 
Boston. I did my second triathlon this past 
July and reached my goal of finishing in the 
top third. M\ off-season training led me to 
get certified to teach Spin classes (I figured 
I'm already taking th es, why not teach 

them and get paid foi il I. But now it's snow- 
board season, so it's time for x-training... 

maybe I'll run into someone (not literally) at 
Killington or Jay Peak. That's all for now." 

Paula and Greg Haas welcomed their 
second daughter Alice Jane (Ally) on January 
7th at Anna Jacques. Ally was 19.5 inches 
and 71bs. lOoz. Kate is adjusting nicely to 
her role of big sister and everyone is doing 
well is the new family of tour. 

Buzz Crocker emailed: "I have recent- 
ly become engaged to Jennifer Anne Talman 
who works at Northern Trust Company. We 
.ire getting married in June 2004. 1 am work- 
ing at Grubb & Ellis Management Services, 
Inc. in the commercial real estate industry 
and hope to get my real estate license this 
year." Congratulations to you, too! 

Mike and Jen Hart are living in 
Andover with their four kids, ages 4- 1 2 years 
old. They are keeping busy this winter with 
homework and a lot ot skiing. Mike does a 
lot of traveling, working for a NY-based 
company, so they all look forward to hitting 
the slopes on the weekends. 

Robb Morse surfaced... we mean 
emailed: "We finally bought a house in 
Dracut, MA, and I'm working in Chelmsford 
(a nice short commute). My girls (Marina, 
almost three, and Sabrina, a year-and-a-half) 
are great, and my wife, Kara, is acclimating to 
our mild New England climate." Poor 
Kara... the average temperature in January 
was something like -1? 

Anita Bartschat emailed: "Hi 
Everyone! I am surviving another 

Minnesota winter. (Actually we've hardly 
had any snow.) It was great to see so many 
at reunion last year! I am keeping very busy 
with my three little ones. Christoph is in 
first grade, Nicholas is in pre-school and 
Alexa is into everything. She is turning one 
in February and started taking her first steps 
back in November. She just wants to keep 
up with the big boys. They are all very 
healthy and love to have tun. The boys have 
been learning to play ice hockey on the rink 
Mike made on the frozen lake behind the 
house and we've done a good amount ot 
alpine skiing too. Christoph's motto is 'go 
fast and hit as many jumps as you can.' 
Nicholas takes his time, chatting the whole 
way down. We are heading to Disney World 
in March and I am planning to visit my par- 
ents on Plum Island for a few weeks from 
7/26 -mid August. My newest toy is a digi- 

Lisa Ttplin'87 and son Sean Murray 

tal camera so I'll attach a photo..." 

Babies, babies and more babies... Lucy 
Armstrong Henkes and her husband, Thilo, 
welcomed a baby boy, Willem Armstrong, on 
February 4. You can check out the stats of 
their new addition on their website, 

Thanks to those of you who sent up- 
dates. Stay warm and think spring! 


Class of 1988 

Deatia Dominica Boyages 

144 Jefferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA 23185-8907 

(757) 565-3746 

dboyages@msn . com 

15th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

Now, if you have opened the Archon 
and have come straight to our notes and did- 
n't send any updates, I will be speaking with 
you shortly!! If you are here to see if I have 
remembered to put your update in, then 
thank you and I hope that I haven't done to 
you what I did to Andy Noel! I was hop- 
ing to encourage those of you who have not 
sent some info in the past, to update us all 
before reunion 111 June. I am hoping to 
reach all of you by then and hopefully get a 
"mug book" of sorts together tor us all to 
laugh at and enjoy when we check-in tor 
our weekend at GDA. You will all be hear- 
ing from me soon!!!!! Please take my call!!! 

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Spring 2(103 

Hugh Ogilvie reports: "I visited the 
campus with my wife, FleurTaft Autumn. A 
trip down memory lane, but so much has 
changed. I am working very hard as a crim- 
inal defense lawyer in east London. Fleur 
works in human resources and we live in a 
Oat (apartment to you!) in North London 
with our two cats (Custard and Cookie). 
More news soon. Take care everyone!" 

I was so happy to hear from Cindy 
Draper Hatfield, who writes: "I hope all is 
well with you and your family! I am finally 
sitting down to send an update for the class 
notes. I have a two-year-old son, Jack, and a 
five-month-old daughter, Mary Elizabeth. I 
am now a stay-at-home mom and am having 
a blast finger painting and playing with 
PlayDoh. My husband John works hard at a 
family furniture restoration business and at 
maintaining our old home." 

Mark Juba, like the editor he is, writes 
to me in the third person so that all 1 have to 
do is cut and paste! I did have to include his 
introduction, as it really reminds me of Mark 
while we were at school together. It is real- 
ly a more sophisticated and adult version of 
"the dog ate my homework" explanation. 
He writes: "Got your letter and decided to 
email. It may have been the card that got eat- 
en, because I thought I sent some news to 
you a while back and that it didn't get in. 
Oh, well, don't worry. I'm still an editor so I 
know those things happen." Thanks Mark, I 
thought that the card looked more like a fe- 
male's penmanship but you may be right. 

Mark and his wife, Stacy, had their first 
child, daughter Lauren, on Nov. 29. Lauren 
weighed eight pounds, five ounces and was 
20 inches long at birth. "We all live in 
Blackstone, Mass. Being a father has been 
great, except for this harsh winter we have 
been having. Due to the cold, we have only 
taken Lauren out of the house for doctor's 
visits and on two other occasions, and she 
still caught a cold. She's okay though and 
growing bigger day-by-day. Can't wait for 
better weather so we can actually all leave 
the house. Work-wise, I'm now the executive 
editor for Neighbors newspapers, the biggest 
weekly publication in Rhode Island. Ah, it's 
a job. Hoping to make it to reunion and that 
everyone is well. Take care all." 

I have been in touch with Nancy 
Hough and I am so psyched that she has ac- 
cess to a computer and email so that she can 
make me laugh more regularly. She is cur- 
rently "...a therapist, primarily with abused, 

neglected youth and their families. Funding 
and programs are being cut left and right, 
due to our country's/state's economic situa- 
tion. One program I developed and worked 
is cut, and I just heard the other program I 
am working on, a day treatment program for 
youth and families, is going to be cut at the 
end of the school year. So I'm trying to keep 
my head up. Other than this, life is good, my 
partner and I have completed majority of 
renovations on our home in the 
country/foothills, not sheep ranching." 
Now I do have to say that being able do un- 
dertake renovations has a lot more applica- 
tions for when you may be visiting an old 
friend inVA!!! A bathroom on the second 
floor is calling to you from the East Coast! I 
am currently working to get Nance out to 
GDA for our reunion. We'll see how it goes. 
Another great update from someone new. 

Katie Clifford Nadeau is currently in 
NH. She says: "Thank you for all the work 
you do for the class notes. I don't know how 
you manage to do it and be a mom! [Okay, 
Katie, here's the secret. Sandy Keyes can 
vouch for me when I say I do this all into the 
wee hours of the night when EVERYONE 
IS ASLEEP!!!!] Having never before written 
to our class notes, I have a lot to report! 
While at UNH getting my M.Ed., I met my 
husband Tom (thanks to a horse named 
Ziggy and a pig roast) and we celebrated our 
fifth anniversary last August. We settled in 
Hampton, NH while I taught tenth grade 
World History at Pentucket Regional High 
School in West Newbury, MA, just minutes 
away from GDA. Before my teaching gig, I 
had the good fortune to work with Dave 
Williams (former history professor at GDA) 
at Strawberry Banke Museum in 
Portsmouth, NH. I left teaching in the fall of 
2000 to have our first son Henry (born 10- 
19-00). Henry is a very active two-year-old 
and I spend my days running after him as all 
of you who have survived toddlerhood can 
understand (makes me wish I had been more 
of an athlete in my youth). Last June we 
moved to a new home, also in Hampton, and 
Tom, who works for Cisco Systems, is able to 
work at home part-time when he isn't trav- 
eling for work or teaching at UMASS 
Lowell. We celebrated the birth of our sec- 
ond son last October 1 1 . Thomas was born 
13 minutes after we arrived at Portsmouth 
Hospital (no, I did not dawdle at home. I 
crawled from my tub to the car in record 
time for someone who is in transition. Active 

labor was less than an hour). After a difficult 
first birth, this one was awesome, a pure gift 
and one that I wish for every woman (ok, 
not the part about transition in the back seat 
of a car doing 90 MPH, or the part about 
being forced to climb onto a stretcher while 
pushing and basically naked in full view of 
the packed ER waiting room. Skip that part 
if you can. And include some shoes in your 
overnight bag, just in case you end up crawl- 
ing into the hospital 'without them as I did. 
And FYI, hospitals don't like it when you 
leave your car parked in a tow zone, 
running, with the doors open for any length 
of time - find a nice nurse to move it). 
Thomas is wonderful and we're all fine. I'd 
love to hear from old friends:knadeau@lu-" Let's all hope that Katie is 
not nine months pregnant at our reunion!!! 
Can you imagine what would happen if she 
was actually dancing? 

Now for our next entry, Dan Morison. 
Getting notes from him is something like the 
Spanish Inquisition, if that gives you any in- 
dication of how demanding my job as secre- 
tary is!! Just kidding! Not the part about 
Dan, but the demanding part. 

"We [Dan and Albina] bought another 
house about a mile away from the one we're 
in now. I sold the one I'm in and am still liv- 
ing there until the end of the month. We 
can't wait. It's a single family that needs no 
updating. So happy Otherwise, everything 
is really good." 

Now, Charity Lombardi Simard took 
the bait and responded with some news from 
MA: "You've enticed me! Although I have 
to say there is not much excitement going 
on to report in my world. No kids just yet. 
We seem to be falling behind the pack, but 
enjoying each other's company for now. 
[That would be that you are AHEAD of the 
pack, once you have kids you look longing- 
ly at couples who are out to dinner without 
a diaper bag and breast pads!] I'm going on 
six years with my current company - for- 
merly Hasbro Interactive - now Infogrames. 
The one good thing about getting acquired 
by a French company is the added vacation. 
We're making and selling games for the PC, 
Sony PlayStation and Xbox. It's a great/fast- 
paced industry. Richard and I are looking 
forward to reunion. We are in touch with 
several GDA alums - and it will be great to 
catch up with the rest - and to meet every- 
one's "growing" families! See you soon, take 

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lass notes 

Kara Moheban McLoy is still keeping 
m touch with me m between vacations to 
the Caribbean: "Great to hear from you. 
Sorry that I didn't reply sooner - we just got 
back from (hand Cayman! Looking forward 
to seeing you. fake sends his love to the girls. 
Stay warm." Everything in the note was so 
nice. Do you think that the "stay warm" 
comment was a little mean? She is probably 
so tan in that blizzard-blocked Boston office. 
I can remember the warm ocean and beau- 
tiful breeze from the Caymans, a very distant 
memory nowadays. VA has tared much bet- 
ter that the Northeast this winter, but it has 
even been cold for us! 

Elizabeth Leary Strazzulla updates us: 
"Working away! Painting, sculpting and 
working on several children's books. 
Fortunately, Daniel (five-and-a-half months) 
is very cooperative! Best to all, see you in 
June." Finally, someone who actually follows 

Mark Edwards did too: "I currently 
have three boys, Daniel six years, Paul Ezra, 
four years, and Judah, seven months. My 
wife Jenny and 1 .ire extremely blessed by 
these active and imaginative boys." 

Denny Hannon-Perera also has updat- 
ed us from our first hearing of her pregnan- 
cy: "We had our first child December 21,8 
lb. 1 1 oz. His name is Matthew Deshan 
Perera. Needless to say it was the best holi- 
day ever!" I do have to add, Denny the hol- 
idays get better and better as they grow! 

Andy Noel also sent a note. "Hello 
from Choate Rosemary Hall. The Noel 
family has grown with Lucy Noel almost 
four and Andrew IV, two. I am still working 
at Choate as an associate admissions director, 
hockey coach, and baseball coach. Looking 
forward to hopefully attending the 15th year 
reunion!" Now who docs that really sound 
like... Mr. P.? 

More Photographs! 

Send m your photographs .\\)d class notes 
to skeyes(5 

I also got a great update from Regina 
Glanzberg, D.V.M.: "Hello! It's been a long 
time since I've written. All is well with me. 
I am a veterinarian in a group practice on 
Long Island - four doctors total. Last year, 
my partner Amy and 1 spent New Year's m 
Puerto Vallarta with six other couples m a 
gorgeous house overlooking the ocean. 
Then six weeks later my entire family vaca- 
tioned in Jamaica to celebrate my mother's 
70th birthday. Shortly after returning, we 
closed on our home, a 100-year-old 
Victorian, with a great granny porch. And 
we've been really busy since. Hoping to be 
at GDA in June. No kids to report yet. Just 
two cats and a new puppy this spring." 
WOW, now that is NEWS!! Could you have 
possibly packed any more stuff in only a few 
months? I have definitely tried! 

Our very last update, from. Kristina 
von Trapp Frame in CO who writes, "I'm 
only teaching skiing until the end of January 
this year as I will be having a baby around 
April 1 . So if all goes as planned, Walt, the 
baby, and I will be at reunion in fune. 
Damon Kinzie will be visiting us at the be- 
ginning of February to see the Winter X 
Games in Aspen. Should be a great time. 
Tica [Barry] and Mike Lubin are going to 
try to visit for a day from Longmart, CO if 
they can work it out with their two young 
boys and dogs. Looking forward to seeing 
everyone at the reunion." It seems like we 
should really have the reunion in CO since 
there are so many of you out there! Annie 
Weitzman Kandel moved out to CO as 
well with her two children Abby and 
Matthew, and husband Anthony. Annie, I lost 
your card from Christmas with your contact 
into on it. Please call me!!! 

I will be at GDA with my three girls. 
Alexis is in school now so she will have to s 
.i few days in June. We are battling the flu m 
a big way down here and I will be so glad 
when spring finally arrives. I have been 
home since the beginning of the month as 
the flu sweeps through each of my girls, one 
at the time. It is amazing how used you get 
to sleeping through the night, and when you 
are up only for a few minutes you feel like 
you have been run over in the morning. I 
am glad that everyone I have heard from is 
really considering a visit to Byfield m June. 
I am sure you will not be disappointed. Our 

I Oth reunion was a little rainy, a joke for 
those of you who came by boat to the gym, 
but was fun to see everyone again. It seems 
that as we get older we all have more in 
common and are more tolerant of each oth- 
er's differences. I am sure that I am not alone 
in saying that I will look forward to seeing 
everyone from our class at reunion. It will 
truly be great to catch up in person. AND I 
WON'T HAVE TO TYPE IT!!!!! Your faith- 
ful Secretary, Deana Giamette Boyages. 


Class of 1989 

John S. Wilson 

5530 Lindcnshire Lane 

Dallas, TX 75230 


Greetings, Class of '89! It is apparent 
through the numerous letters and emails that 
the harsh winter in the northeast provided 
many of our classmates with a little extra 
time to update us on the latest news in their 

Alison Magee Campbell and her hus- 
band recently celebrated their first year of 
marriage and will soon be the proud parents 
of a baby girl (hopefully by the time you 
read this)! Alison wasn't the only one to get 
hitched in 2002 as she attended the wed- 
dings of Kerry Campbell Morrison '90, 
Carrie O'Keefe Hunter '89, Kathryn 
DiNanno Barbieri '90 and Amy 
Goldstein Northup '87. Ashley Newbert 
has been living in Newport, Rhode Island 
where until recently she was employed with 
Fidelity Investments. While she is currently 
attempting to figure out "what I want to do 
when I grow up," she has kept busy been 
taking some classes and learning new trades. 
Ashley keeps up with Jessica Clapp and 
Kristin Brown. Jessica continues to build 
her public relations business in Boston while 
Kristin is enjoying the overseas life in 
Singapore with her husband Aaron Hirsch. 

Tina Hilliker was also a recent casualty 
of a "reduction in force." Tina has been do- 
ing technical recruiting for the last four-plus 
years and is looking at any and all reasonable 
opportunities. She is also in training for the 
San Diego Marathon that she will run in 
June to help raise money in the fight against 
leukemia. "If anyone knows anyone with 

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Spring 2003 

leukemia or would like to donate to the 
cause they can make a contribution to: 
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - 4053 
Maple Rd. Amherst, NY 14226 - with my 
name in the letter and/or check - Christina 
Hillikcr. AND Lisa Hernandez is doing the 
Orlando run in January as well through 

Rick Fox and his wife Jennifer have re- 
cently relocated to western Pennsylvania 
where he has accepted an appointment with 
the United States Forest Service. Rick's job 
is to develop "management alternatives" (i.e., 
what to cut and what not to cut) for the 
Allegheny National Forest. Prior to this new 
opportunity, Rick spent six-plus years doing 
environment and forestry-related work in 
Russia and also managed to pick up a 
Master's degree in Forest Science from Yale 
along the way I received a great note from 
Nancy Fleming, the mother of Dave 
Fleming. If memory serves, Dave was at 
GDA for his sophomore year only. Dave's 
mom reports that "David" Fleming finished 
high school in Weston, MA and graduated 
from Wheaton College in 1993. He and his 
wife Kara live in Natick with their two-year 
old son, Aidan.The highlight of the note was 
learning that David is the author of a book. 
Miss Mouse's House, a fancifully illustrated 
poem about a young boy's dream. The book 
appeals to toddler-thru-elementary school 
aged children and can be a good read for 
parents to their kids. Best bet for finding it is His second children's book is 
awaiting publication. David's current 
address is: 342 N. Main Street, Natick, MA 
01760 and his email address: 

Several classmates chose to update their 
news via the "Stay Connected" section ot 
the GDA website, 

Hamish House and his wife Angela are 
the proud parents of a baby girl, Isabella. 
Hamish and his wife met while he was 
studying for his MBA in New Zealand. 

Sepp Spenlinhauer and his partner 
have recently launched a new 
company, Eclectic Precision (www. eclectic- 
precision. com), out of their apartment in 
Crown Heights Brooklyn. Sepp also has an 
extra apartment next door in case anyone 
wants to come to New York City for a visit. 
Meanwhile, Kevin Brewster checked in af- 
ter a recent trip to China: "Amazing trip. 
Went to Bejing and Shanghai. Love the 
country, now I start the arduous journey of 

learning the language." For those that are 
counting, this is Kevin's second continental 
jump in the past year after previously travel- 
ling to Australia. 

Jessica Pidgeon reports: "I am now 
living in Beijing, China. My husband Bill 
works for the U.S. Ambassador here. Life in 
China is amazing and so interesting. It is 
growing so rapidly, becoming a more mod- 
ern city with of course, more modern pieces. 
We are looking forward to where we will go 
next in 2003. We should know by this sum- 

As for yours truly, my wife Kelly and I 
continue work and play with our son Jack 
who just celebrated his second birthday. 
Jack's birthday present from his parents was 
notification that he'll be a big brother in 
September! Needless to say, Mom and Dad 
are a little more excited about this than Jack. 
Hopefully we'll be able to report on the new 
baby in time for the fall edition of the 

T Of^O class °f 1 "° 

W^ Nicolle Fardy DelliColli 

20 Post Office Avenue, Apt. 25 

Andover,MA 01810-3651 

Yea! More great news from the Class of 
1990. The first letter came from overseas. 

Waveney Gooding writes in for the 
first time, 12 years since GDA. Waveney 's 
welcome letter reads: "Well, I'm still in 
London, and have been working in Sports 
Marketing/Event Management for the past 
seven years - great fun and I've managed to 
work on some exciting projects that have al- 
lowed me to travel quite a bit, one of which 
being the BT Global Challenge (Round the 
World Yacht Race) which took me to 
Boston in '97, where I managed to catch up 
for an evening with Kevin O'Handley, 
Margo Doyle Dhaliwal and Brian 
Rodgers. However, that seems AGES ago 
now and haven't even managed to get back 
to the USA since. My main event now is 
The London Triathlon, so if anyone fancies 
taking part in Europe's largest Triathalon 
then give me a shout-August 3, 2003, so 
you've got time to train! Work aside, I got 
married two years ago to a great guy (slight- 
ly biased!) and we live in Pimlico, London - 
very central and near Houses of Parliament, 
Buckingham Palace etc, so no excuses for 
anyone not to call it you're in town. 

Margo Doyle Dhaliwal '90 and her 
bridesmaid Shannon Davenport '90. 

However, the downside is it's only a tiny one 
bedroom flat so unfortunately we can't put 
anyone up, but there's always a floor! We of- 
ten talk about moving to NYC with 
Roddy's job in the banking world, but for 
now it's London - although we're about to 
take off for three weeks holiday to Asia visit- 
ing Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam & 
Cambodia - can't wait!" Waveney, I'm so 
happy to get response from you after all these 
years. I feel personally proud. Be sure to let 
us know when you do come back to the 
U.S. and especially if you decide to move to 
NYC. There are many alums there. 
And if anyone's in the London area: 

Pete Longo also writes in for the first 
time since graduation. I'm so proud of the 
response! He's also living in Andover, work- 
ing at a finance company. He keeps in touch 
with Jon Lewis '91 and Dave Graichen 
'91, whom he's known for 30 years. He 
sometimes sees AndyTanton '91 when he's 
in Maryland visiting Dave. Thanks for your 
letter, Pete, and you must keep writing in. 

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Pete liked my idea of making stuff up about 
you all who don't write. Just wait and see. 

Next, Ms. Danielle Kealler is now 
Mrs. Danielle Kealler Stancill. She was mar- 
ried last September in Hana, Maui, Hawaii 
and had a beautiful small wedding followed 
by a beautiful reception at her parents' home 
a month later. "It truly was beautiful and an 
easy, stress-free time (highly recommend the 
destination wedding). Ryan and I then 
moved to Atlanta, Georgia! We bought a 
condo and live in Midtown. So far, so good, 
we love it. I am still with Acis here and the 
transition was very smooth. The best part - 
no snow!" Congratulations Danielle, and 
what a great winter to move south! 

Kim Roark was also married, on 
September 2cS, 2002 to Gary Trumble. He 
works with her at the University of 
Kentucky where she is the Director of 
Conferences and Trainings for the College of 
Social Work. She is also working on her 
Ph.D. in Math. Nice work, Kim, and many 

Grayson Cunningham Coale writes 
with an update: "I am having fun with my 
baby Charlie who will be two on Feb 28. 

Kathryn Di Nanno comes up a lot to 
play with us and entertain Charlie. He loves 
her and calls her 'Nanno'." Do you two still 
keep m touch with George and Charlie? 

"Alison McGee Campbell is expect- 
ing in March so we all got together for her 
baby shower. We can't wait to see her baby 
girl in that pink jean jacket with ruffles. (HA 
HA)" Sounds cute! 

Emily Pearl writes: "Happily married, 
living in N. Yarmouth, Maine with two 
beautiful stepchildren, three dogs, three cats 
and husband Todd. Created a wonderful an- 
imal boarding kennel (Brickyard Kennels) 
four-and-a-half years ago and it is still run- 
ning strong. Occasionally enjoy summer- 
time fun with the Lichts. Ski and Fish as of- 
ten as time permits. Play lots of doggie 

David Smith writes: "I am getting mar- 
ried August 9, 2003 to Kate Mcllain. Still 
teaching English at Landon School for Boys, 
david_snnth @ I am hoping to 
get a job in construction in N.H. for the 
summer. I am getting thin on top of my 
heat! and still recovering from ACL surgery." 

Shannon Davenport writes: "Last 

Sunil and Margo Doyle Dhahwal '90 married in September in Bermuda 

weekend, I broke off my front tooth in a 
sledding debacle. My friend ended up with 
tour staples in her head. Years from now, 
she'll reach up and pull my tooth out of her 
scalp. Life is a journey - the adventure con- 

Brian Rodgers is the Head Assistant 
Lacrosse Coach at Hobart. 

Chad Harlow is married to Kristen 
and teaching at University High School in 
San Francisco. Billy Batchelder '91 and 
Cat Tuthill Batchelder recently had a baby 
boy. Jocelyn Malik is in an MFA program 
at Carnegie Mellon U 

Margo Doyle Dhaliwal's writes: "In 
the last Archon, Kevin O'Handley let you 
in on my recent news... I was married on 
September 28 in Bermuda to Sunil 
Dhaliwal. Sunil and I met at Georgetown 
over eight years ago. Shannon Davenport 
was one of my bridesmaids and joined us for 
the long weekend with her boyfriend Jay. 
Everyone asks why Bermuda... Just after our 
engagement, Sunil and I visited Bermuda for 
the first time and fell in love with the island. 
Facing months of arduous wedding plan- 
ning, we thought a few follow-up planning 
trips to Bermuda would make it more fun! 

We added a bit more complexity to our day 
by honoring both of our religions with 
Catholic and Sikh ceremonies. We headed 
off to Bali for our honeymoon and are now 
settling into married life and have just 
bought and mewed into a townhouse in 

Until next time, happy living and loving 
to you all! Thanks again for writing and 
keep it coming! 


Class of 1991 

Nicole F. La Tour 

2240 Bay Street, #204 

San Francisco, CA 94123-1860 

(415) 359-1860 

I didn't hear from many of you this go 
around so it must be that you are all up to 
new and exciting ventures. With that being 
said, I expect that the next notes will be 
filled with all that has been happening. On 
to what I DO know, the big news from San 
Francisco is that Catherine and Billy 
Batchelder rang in the New Year with quite 
a party, actually a 7 lb. 12 oz. bundle, by the 
name of William Joseph Batchelder "Will" is 

68 The Ircho 

Spring 2003 

quite adorable (my own unbiased assess- 
ment) and keeping his parents busy and fair- 
ly deprived of sleep! 

It seems that Nate Britton is also out 
West. Nate lives across the bay in Oakland 
where he is the Northern California 
Political Director for a non-profit lobby 
based in Berkeley. He finds himself in 
Northern California after living in Chile and 
in LA. 

Bence Oliver tells me he is making his 
way west again. He left Boston to pursue a 
new job with Intrawest and will be heading 
to Squaw Valley where he will be doing busi- 
ness development, we hope sometime soon 
(or at least in time for us to take advantage of 
spring skiing). Over Christmas I was able to 
catch up with Karen Queen, who remains 
our legal eagle at Foley Hoag LLP, but in her 
off time can be seen in one of Boston Yoga's 
classes with our own Yoga extraordinaire, 
Toby Levine. 

Alanna Caffrey says: "I have moved to 
Medford, MA and recently got engaged to 
Jasper Rosenberg - we are planning our 
wedding in Boston for September 2003!" 

Catherine Burgess reports: "Recently 
moved back to the Boston area as the 
Regional Vice President for Evergreen 
Investments in the Southern New England 
area covering CT, MA, RI. Although I will 
miss the sun I am very excited to be back in 
New England." 

Happy Spring! 

r (\r\y class °-f l " 2 

\s\J^^ Catharine A. Wickes 

6155 Fountain Valley School Road 

Colorado Springs, CO 80911 

(719) 391-5317 

Hi everyone. It's always a treat to get 
mail, so keep the postcards and emails com- 
ing. It sounds like 2003 is treating everyone 
pretty well. 

Justin Philbrick reports in from 
Fremont, NH that his Assisted Living Facility 
is up and running. Good luck to you with 
that, Justin! Also taking care of people is 
Alie Derderian who reports that she's an 
RN working in pediatrics. She's loving her 
job and living in Methuen. Alie sends her 
love out to Tom Forcier, Todd Amodeo 
'91, Rory Cullen '91, Liza Loughman 
'91, Bethany Stewart '91, and Keith 
Himmer '91! Sam Nickerson writes in 

from the University of Chicago, where he's 
in the ML3A program. He's not sure where 
he'll end up when he finishes, but feels 
drawn back to the East Coast like the rest of 
us. To quote Sam, "Salmon always return to 

the stream where they are spawned " But 

I'm confused - I thought you lived in 
Alaska? In any event, good luck to you upon 

So nice to hear from Meghan Thayer 
Pound who spent her freshman year with us, 
torturing Ms. Bailey upstairs in Phillips! 
Meghan is married with a two-year-old son, 
and is expecting another baby in July. 
Congratulations!! Meghan wrote in to try 
and get in touch with Dara Shain - so 
Dara, if you're out there - write to Meghan 
at PO Box 220, Tenants Harbor ME 04860. 

More news on the baby front: Nicole 
Bellaire Downer is expecting her second 
baby, who will join the most adorable baby 
that we all got to meet at reunion. Nicole, 
Chris, and the kids will move into a bigger 
home this winter! 

Hopefully by the time the Archon gets 
printed, Grace Jeanes will be in her new 
home in Dunstable. The house building 
project is going slowly but should be done 
by late spring. Grace went to a holiday par- 
ty this winter hosted by Christina Morse 
Williams and caught up with Erin Elwell 
Rich, Brooke Whiting, and Sally 
Simpkins. Another highlight of Grace's 
winter was a ski trip at Mount Tremblant in 

I heard from a couple of hockey players 
this winter . . . Toby Harris has retired from 
professional hockey and is running a youth 
hockey program in northern New Jersey. 
He was also selected to coach the NJ elite 
1987 team in the Toronto Showcase Draft 
tournament. You can catch up with Toby at And, word came in 
from a couple of former northern New 
Jersey All-Stars - Devin Sullivan is working 
for a real estate investment firm in Boston, 
and recently saw Mr. Moonves at a wedding 
in Chicago. 

Another ex-New Jerseyite, Chris 
Ruggiero, reports that things are going well 
in Boston. 

Also in Boston, Amy Daniels is plan- 
ning her wedding for August of 2003, to be 
held at GDA. Amy is still working at the 
Prudential Center in Boston and loving city 

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class notes 

me navigate my way around Boston these 
days when I make the trip home. I've been 
having a great time out here in Colorado. 

I've been able to see Candice Denby a 
lot, although she's spent about every free 
minute of the winter on her snowboard. 
The winter here has been terrific, and much 
wanner than on the East ('oast! 

Joseph Montminy is Assistant State 
Attorney, office of the State Attorney, Dade 
County (Miami) Florida. 

What a nice surprise to hear from Eliot 
Orton. Eliot has been all over the country 
- graduating from the University of Denver 
in '96, returning to New York City and then 
Connecticut. Now he's back in Vermont 
working for the family business, The 
Vermont Country Store, with his brothers 
Cabot '88 and Gardner '90. 

I hope that you .ill enjoy the spring, and 
keep m touch! Thanks for writing. 


Class of 1993 

Nancy C. Stevenson 

229 Miller Avenue, Apt. 1 

Portsmouth, NH 03801-5181 

(603) 430-3101 

10th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

I am digging out from under feet of 
snow in New England after yet another win- 
ter storm. It makes me wonder whether the 
snow will have melted by the time reunion 
comes around in June. I am sure we will be 
fine but there are some people who already 
know they won't be able to make it for our 
10th year Keunion Weekend. I hope many 
of the rest of you will be there! In the mean- 
time, here is what some of you are up to: 

Katie Mack is still living in San 
Francisco, working at a hospital in the Labor 
and Delivery Unit. She has applied to grad- 
uate school to get a Master's in Counseling: 
Marriage and Family Therapy. If accepted, 
Katie would stay on the west coast for an- 
other two years. Either way, it doesn't look 
like she will be around for reunion. 

Nellie Godfrey is going to be at her 
sister's wedding in North Carolina over 
reunion weekend. She is all revved up for 
our 15th year reunion, though! Nellie is still 
in law school and waitresses in Boston a few 
nights a week. Though she is awfully busy, 
she has had time to get together with Stash 
Karandanis and his girlfriend, who moved 
to Beacon Hill last fall, as well as Mike 
Nadeau (who won't be able to come to re- 
union cause he is in a wedding that week- 
end.) Nellie often has Use Abusamra stay 
with her during the week, as Use is tem- 
porarily working for Harvard assisting with 
Admissions work. 

Seems as though there are a couple of 
people who won't make it to reunion due to 
Lissa Murnane's wedding! Saundra 
Watson is one of them. She wrote that she 
has a vacation in the meantime but other 
then that, things are the same! 

I mentioned last time that Martin 
LaPerriere was married last year. He and 
his wife had a great time on their honey- 
moon, traveling both coasts in Florida. They 
have since moved eight hours north of 
Montreal where temperatures can be well 
below zero. (What are you THINKING!?!) 
This was a great opportunity for his hockey 
coaching career. He has been to visit his 
parents in NYC a few times and says hello to 

It seems that Coral Rabey has finally 
made her big move as well, to Guernsey, UK. 
Her address is: Les Landes Clos. Landes l)u 
Marche. Vale, Guernsey. GY6 SDJ. UK. 
Though back in San Francisco now, Anne 
Olney spent a year studying in London at 
Sotheby's Institute of Art. In California, she 
is now working at the Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology at UC Berkeley. 

I wish I were in California will all this 
snow, but I just returned from a trip to, 
where else? Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. And 
where am I working? Same place - Pinnacle 
Group, recruiting for financial service exec- 
utives nationwide. Surprise, surprise. I am 
not the only one digging out though. Jill 
Hindle has to have had a snowy winter in 
Hungtmgton, VT Apparently, she can step 
out her front door and ski for miles. For 
now, Jill is attempting to live a writer's life, 
"poor and inspired." She is freelancing for 
local publications and working on a chil- 

Derek'93 and Knsten (Hand) Ambrosi's 
'93 daughter Madison 

dren's book. Jill suggested that those of you 
with children might be interested. So, 
Ingrid. Pay Attention! 

Ingrid Eilertson Cunney is still work- 
ing to establish her daycare facility but now 
has two of her own children to care for... 
She had a baby girl on September 15, 2002 
and named her Rosemary Abigail. 

Due to her family duties, looks like 
Karen Filip Rees won't be attending 
Reunion in June. She is a stay-at-home 
mom of two very spirited children: three- 
year-old Lyndon and six-month-old Carson. 
Her husband is working full-time and at- 
tending Johns Hopkins to get his MBA, so 
there just isn't a lot of free time! Karen asked 
me to mention that she is still looking to find 
Heather Smith's contact information. 
Perhaps trying to find a babysitter? There 
could be one Class of 1993 baby that we do 
get to meet at reunion- Madison Ambrosi. 
Madison turned one last November. 

Derek and Kristen Hand Ambrosi are 
planning to be in Byfield this June. At least 
there will be a pediatric nurse on board in 
the event we should need one. 

Jody Dan is living in Andover, MA and 
works at Children's Hospital in Boston. She 
is engaged to Justin Hayes (Brooks, '93) and 
they appear to be planning a 2004 wedding. 

Chris Yeagley says: "I will be getting 

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married on May 17 to Maria Isabel Acosta. 
We are looking for apartments right now 
and are looking forward to the end of the 

I spoke on the phone with Dana 
Pascucci this afternoon. He is going to be 
able to make it to reunion and is excited to 
be able to reconnect with friends he hasn't 
seen or spoken to in a long time. In the 
meantime, he and his wife are living in New 
York City (he was married last May) and he 
works at Schwab. Dana wanted to say hello 
and hopes that everyone is well. 

I thank those of you who wrote in but 
reunion will mark the end ot my term as 
Class Secretary. We would like to ask anyone 
who is interested to be the new Class 
Secretary to contact Sandy Keyes 
( But before I go, I had to 
share a class note I received from a classmate: 
"Please remove me from your mailing list." 
Sorry — you will have to ask the next 
Secretary if that is possible. As far as I am 
concerned, if you got a diploma from GDA, 
you get a postcard! And with that, I say 
"Adios! See you at Reunion." 


Class of 1994 

Kristen Lynn Marvin 

14335 Burbank Boulevard 

Apartment #10 

Van Nuys, CA 91401-4819 

(818) 180-1309 

Melissa King is back from 
abroad, teaching biology, marine 
biology and AP environmental 
science and coaching varsity ice 
hockey this winter at Miss Porter's 
School in CT. 

John Markos is working for 
a direct marketing firm in 
Andover, MA. He's looking for 
golfers who want to play in the 
"Lynne Markos Memorial Golf 
Outing" to benefit colon cancer 
research. Last year, they raised 
$17,032.15. They are shooting for 
25K this year so anyone who's in- 
terested should email John at The 
date of the benefit will be August 

Michael Nannis and his 
wife Sherry are now the proud 
parents of Andrew Michael who 
was born on August 5, 2002. 
They currently live in Derry, NH 
but are looking to sell and move 
in the spring. If anyone wants to 
contact Mike, call, (603) 235- 
4987. Kelly Philbrick Eason is 
living in Santa Barbara and got 
married this past year to Leif 
Eason whom she had been dating 
for seven-and-a-half years. They 
are expecting a baby in April. As for me, I 
just finished writing my second "Drew 
Carey Show" script, so I'm really excited. 
Hope everyone's well and looking forward 
to hearing from more of you next Archon... 


Peter Bragdon with Josh Manring '94 in 

Naples, Florida. 

Class of 1995 

Laura Beth Barnes 



Brian P. Crowe 

145 Pinckney Street 

Apartment 317 

Boston, MA 02114-3230 

(617) 367-8635 

brian .p. crowe@verizon . net 

Amy Collins writes that she has re- 
cently left her job in the alumni office of 
Harvard Business School to join "Restore 
the North Woods" as a fundraiser and lobby- 
ist. Her new organization is trying to pro- 
tect 3.2 million acres of Maine woodland by 
making it into a national park. Amy has al- 

Russell Krasinski '95 and her husband Paul 
on their wedding day, June 22, 2002 

ready made one trip to Wishington, DC to 
talk to legislators but her main task is to help 
raise the $5 an acre needed to buy the tim- 
berland from the paper company that owns 
it. She says "hi" to all her former classmates 
and teachers and has fond memories of her 
years at GDA. 

Eric Whittier reports: "I just wanted to 
update the class on my whereabouts. I am in 
my third year of medical school in 
Philadelphia. It is nice to be out of the class- 
room and into the clinics and hospitals. 
Applying what I have learned in the first two 
years is exciting, and seeing real patients is 
much more fun than reading about them in 
books. I recently had the opportunity to 
catch up with Lou Olerio while he was in 
town for some business. He is doing well 
and enjoying life down in Dallas." 

Dana Coholan says: "I know I haven't 
written in a long time, so here's what's going 
on! I just moved into a great townhouse 
near Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I'm in law school 
and loving it! In my spare time I'm using my 
teaching experience (I was a teacher before 

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law school) to tutor underprivileged second 
grade children in a nearby school. I'm en- 
gaged to my longtime boyfriend David and 
absolutely thrilled! Life is great." 



Class of 1996 

Janna Panall De Risi 

1 Bryant Terrace Drive 

Greenwich, CT 06831-5123 

(203) 531-4503 

Jeffrey R. LaBclle 

2039 West North Avenue, 

Apt. 9 

Chicago, IL 64647 

(773) 342-9124 

Jason Greenberg writes that he is still 
living in NYC" and working in television 
production. He left CBS full-time to free- 
lance in sports and news. If anyone is m 
NYC and wants to get in touch with [ason, 
he can be reached at 2 1 2-765-4WX or at jg- 

Aaron M. Sells writes that he just took 
a job with the New England Patriots football 
team as the marketing coordinator and so he 
was just out in San 1 )iego to watch the Pats 
play and got to see Mark Grave, Preston 
Picardi, and Archie Kashnet. He is also tak- 
ing graduate classes at Tufts University and 
he sends everyone his best. 

Brian Rybicki's opening line is that he 
has been working about 75 hours a week at 
American Express Financial Advisors "and 
who thought that there was a slump in the 
capital markets industry' and things are going 
well. Brian and his girlfriend have been liv- 
ing in 1 [arvard Square for about a year and 
he runs into Dan DiPietro, Aaron Sells, 
Scotty C., and Randlett. 

Raymond Long writes that he is still 
living 111 NYC and working for Accenture. 
I [e hangs out with Jason Greenberg every 
once m a while in the city and he spent a 
week in Europe on vacation in August. He 
visited Pans, London, Geneva, Como (north 
of Milan). Venice. Florence. Siena, Pompei, 
Sorrento, and Rome, basically to sum it up 
every nook and cranny in Italy. 

Jason Randlett throws a shout out to 
the Class of '96 and says he is still living 

with Aaron Sells and Dan DiPietro in 

Boston. He says that Dan just took a job 
with Liberty Books and he is one ot the 
head bartenders at the 'Ram Rod' in Boston. 

Janna Panall De Risi writes that she 
got married last September and is headed 
out to Buffalo for Kate Manzella's wed- 
ding, which should be a GDA reunion of 
sorts for the gals in our class. She is still liv- 
ing in Greenwich, but she is no longer 
working. She is now in training to be a full- 
time mom! Darren and Janna are expecting 
their first child in the first week of April. 
She says that it was totally unplanned, but to- 
tally amazing. She actually had an ultrasound 
this week and saw the baby moving all over 
the place. The doctor told her she better get 
ready because this one looks like a mover 
and a shaker - not suprising since she was al- 
ways so full of energy! She had her last wild 
weekend of fun (little did she know) in July 
at Katie Renna's house out on Fishers 
Island along with Mara. She found out the 
following Monday, which was her birthday, 
that she was pregnant after consuming more 
than her share of adult beverages over the 
course of the weekend. 

Jorge Flores writes that things have 
been going well for him lately. The year 
started off with the purchase of a home that 
he calls his own in a Los Angeles suburb. He 
is really happy about his decision to purchase 
a house. Fortunately, work has been going 
well for him given these tough times. He has 
managed to stay chargeable this entire year 
so that has helped secure my job (at least for 
the time being). I am not sure if everyone 
understands the charge-ability concept, but I 
am glad to say that none of the GDA boys at 
Accenture has lost this job and that is defi- 
nitely saving something with these econom- 
ic times. He recently went to Spam on a sev- 
en-week business trip and he stayed in 
Madrid working hard most ot the time, but 
did get to enjoy some of the touristy spots 
within the city and in neighboring towns. 
He visited the Boston area this past Labor 
I )ay weekend to see his good friend Kavy 
Yesair marry his beautiful wife, Kelly. I 
would like to give my congratulations to 
K avy. 

During his stay he got a chance to hang 
out with Ray Long and Andy Ramirez 
who are both doing quite well. He is not 

sure how the rest of the year will turn out, 
but he plans to take a trip to Mexico and vis- 
it family in mid-October. Jorge posed the 
following question: "Has anybody experi- 
enced the club scene in Guadalajara, Mexico 
- it's incredible?" 

Michael Silverio reports that not 
much is happening. "I've gotten into Yoga. 
Getting ready to take the GMAT in the win- 

Lamar Robinson reports: "I got en- 
gaged in July and the wedding is planned for 
sometime next fall. My other good news is 
that my fiance and I are expecting a baby girl 
on 12/31/02 (hope she comes early). I 
moved to Newark, NJ and am working in 
Morristown, NJ. I talk to Ray Long all the 
time. Ttlk to you later." 

Lastly, as for me Jeff LaBelle, I am still 
living in Chicago and am actually headed 
out to Las Vegas next weekend for an inter- 
national hockey tournament. I am expecting 
that a group of 1000 hockey players hitting 
Vegas might be a good time. I have been 
keeping in touch with Todd Walters who is 
still living out in San Francisco and Jerry 
Vasicko who is still chillin' in Milwaukee. 
Jerry, team SWATNESS is going straight to 
the top. I hope that everyone is doing well. 

rr r\*J Class of 1997 

~/ § Sandra T. Padilla 

4600 Connecticut Ave., NWApt. 707 

Washington DC 20008 

(202) 271-9227 

5th Class Reunion 

June 13, 14, 15 2003 

Hello everyone! It's been great to hear 
from all of you. I'm so impressed with what 
everyone is doing! 

Keith Blades has been living in the 
North End in Boston, splitting his time be- 
tween bartending and studying at 
Northeastern, where he'll be finishing his 
degree this year. Keith is looking forward to 
escaping the bar business in the fall and start- 
ing out in sales. Keith reports he sees many 

72 lh, [rchon » Spring 2003 

GDA graduates on a weekly basis with the 
likes of Brian Crowe '95, Aaron Sells '96 
and the rest of the Boston bunch. 

Colleen Christopher is currently 
coaching Women's Lacrosse at Brown. She 
writes that the team is gearing up for the 
preseason so things are starting to get a little 
hectic in the office. Colleen is playing for 
the U.S. Development Lacrosse Team and 
preparing for the World Cup, which will be 
held here in the US in 2005. Colleen is now 
living in Boston, but will probably move to 
Providence, RI this summer. 

Lin Curtis writes in from London, 
where she is getting her Master's in 
International Business at Regents Business 
School. She loves London and hopes to se- 
cure a job in luxury fashion business or fi- 
nance when she graduates. 

GM VanCott is living in LA along with 
many of our classmates such as Brandi Hall, 
Astrid Garcia, Piper Gore, Kathy May, 
Julia Davis, and Jason Richter. GM just 
moved into a house with Jason Richter in 
Redondo Beach. GM spends much of his 
time writing and balancing different free- 
lance sports writing and screenwriting jobs. 
He's getting ready for a steady job in pro- 
duction and script reading. 

Julia Davis graduated from the San 
Francisco Art Institute and moved to LA, 
where she and some of her classmates 
opened an art gallery. She also works as a 
graphic designer. Julia recently applied to 
Master's in Fine Arts programs for this up- 
coming tall. 

Kathy May and I visited Julia's art 
gallery/living space over the holidays, and it 
was really cool! 

Astrid Garcia just returned to LA from 
studying in El Salvador on a Fulbnght 
Scholarship. Congratulations, Astrid! 

Brandi Hall is still living in LA and 
working hard as an account executive in ad- 
vertising. She enjoyed the holiday season 
with the Goldworms in London. She is 
currently working with Jason Richter to 
create a California chapter of the GDA 
Alumni Society. Brandi is having a great 
time with all of the GDA '97 graduates who 
now live in LA. It's always nice to meet up 
with Brandi when I'm home in LA! 

Kathy May is now Kathy Soliven! She 
is married and has two children Ethan (age 
1) and Amanda (age 4). She and her family 
live in LA. I've seen her kids and they are 
super cute! Kathy is a stay-at-home mom 

and spends her days with her children. Kathy 
is also president of the parents' committee at 
Amanda's preschool. Kathy and the family 
plan to head to Boston later this year to vis- 
it family and enjoy a nice vacation. 

Jason Richter is working as a financial 
consultant/advisor at American Express. 

Dawn Goldworm is freelancing for 
Vogue in London. 

Sam Goldworm is working for a com- 
pany called GoldenWare and also working 
for a large cancer market research company 
in New York. She is currently applying to 
graduate school. 

Adam Doorly writes that things are 
going well for him in sunny Florida, where 
he absolutely loves the weather! He met up 
with the Goldworms in New York City over 
the summer and also hung out with Rothy. 
Adam saw Drew sometime but lost his 
phone number, so Adam requests that Drew 
call him at 561-644-2255. Adam sees Kevin 
Bromby when he's back in the Boston area. 
Adam wishes everyone well! 

Moritz Elkman sends much love from 
Germany He is currently studying econom- 
ics at Kiel, which is located in the north of 
Germany. Moritz spent last year in Geneva, 
Switzerland where he was able to take ad- 
vantage of the awesome skiing and practice 
his French. He plans to visit GDA this May 
and then work in Washington this summer. 

Susan Gilberg is living in Washington, 
DC and working for an organization called 
"Hillel." She works on college campuses do- 
ing Israel advocacy, travels to Israel regularly, 
and does young adult programming. Susan 
will finish her job this May and return to the 
Boston area. She will definitely miss DC, 
and more than that, miss living close to her 
brother Jeff Gilberg '96, who is at the 
University of Maryland Law School and her 
younger sister Jamie '00, who is at the 
George Washington University. 

Our beloved class president, Brandon 
Keith, writes in from Syracuse, NY. 
Brandon received his Master's in Economics 
from Syracuse University and has now 
joined the working world. Brandon would 
like everyone to know that he's "pissed" he 
couldn't make it home for Reunion 
Weekend. He was really looking forward to 
seeing everyone again, but school was pretty 
hectic and the trusty Pulsar died a few years 
ago. Brandon would like everyone to email 
him at 

Hilary Knight is living and working in 

GDA Tote Bag 

Call 978-499-3203 or email to order your 

GDA Tote Bag today. 

London. She is doing ABA therapy with an 
autistic child. Hilary has been doing a lot of 
traveling - she went to Cairo again before 
Christmas. In London, she spends here time 
seeing lots of theater and going to museums. 

Jodi Leverone is in her first year at 
Dartmouth Medical School and enjoying it! 

Rachel Lipman is a second year law 
student at Boston College. Rachel loves be- 
ing in school, although it may be challenging 
at times. Rachel is looking forward to BC's 
annual "Law Revue," a comical musical 
where BC law students make fun of law 
school, lawyers, and themselves. Rachel will 
be the singing lawyer for the day! 

Meta Mason is living in the Boston 
area and pursuing a Master's in Biology at 
Tufts University. I visited Meta in Boston 
about a year ago - it was so great to spend 
time with my old roommate! 

Mara McManus writes in from beauti- 
ful Steamboat, CO. She moved out west this 
summer with her best friend from the 
University of Vermont. Mara reports the 
snow and sunshine make for unbelievable 
hiking, snowboarding, and snowshoe trips. 
She hopes everyone is doing well! 

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Melissa Rosen is living in Cambridge, 
MA and doing a post-Bachelor's work-study 
at Tufts University, where she occasionally 
runs into Meta Mason. Melissa works at a 
local hospital in their detoxication unit. In 
addition, she keeps herself busy with re- 
hearsals for the Vagina Monologues. She plans 
to attend medical school. 

Jessie Gannet is living in Claremont, 
NH and teaching fourth and fifth grade spe- 
cial education. She is also a teacher in a fifth 
grade classroom. Jessie writes that she's nev- 
er been happier, but she's also never been 
more tired! She loves the people in the field 
and sees herself working in education for 
quite awhile. Jessie sends much love to 

Nicole Suggs is working for State 
Street Corporation in Boston. She is cur- 
rently applying to business school for this 
upcoming fall. Nicole reports that she ran 
into classmate 

Yuri Piatetski this past October. Yuri 
works about a block from Nicole at Brown 
Brothers Harriman and is living in Boston. 

Nichelle Warren is living in Chicago 
and currently working in market research. 
She hopes everyone is doing well! 

As for me, Sandy Padilla, life here in 
Washington DC is going well. I moved out 
here after Stanford and I've been working at 
a non-profit called The Urban Institute, re- 
searching various social policy issues. I've de- 
cided to apply to law school this fall, mean- 
ing I need to start studying for the LSAT! I 
look forward to keeping in contact with all 
of you. Definitely email me and let me know 
what's going on! If you're ever m the 
Washington DC area, my door is always 
open. I hope all is well! 


Class of 1998 

Jacob Andrew Chase 

466 Cambridge Street 

Cambridge, MA 02141 

jacobchase@lycos. com 

Elizabeth Evans Erickson 

2003 Commonwealth Avenue #12A 

Brighton, MA 02135 

(617) 254-6225 

Hello from frozen Brighton! Notes 

From the 1998 Milestone: (standing) Ingrid,Tia, Emily, Megan, 

and Myla; (sitting) Shorty 

were sparse this round, my dears. However 
since I am living in Boston I have had the 
pleasure to actually see a lot of you. 

David Chapman did write in. He said 
he is just finishing the most boring part of 
his lite at a conference center in Maine. 
Now he is heading out west to begin anoth- 
er journey. He also reports that he "lost 1 15 
lbs. on the Subway diet." Well done, Dave, 
well done! 

Sarah Turner reports: "Hello every- 
one! My first year out has been an adven- 
turous one. I joined a company that allows 
me to teach and travel. It's a perfect right- 
out-of-college job. I've seen much of the 
south including Boca Raton, FL; 
Birmingham, AL; and Memphis, TN. I'm otT 
to Albany, NY after the holidays and then 
back to Australia (where I left my heart after 
studying abroad). I'll be back in time for re- 
union, though! I can't wait to see y'all. Have 
fun the remainder of the year pursuing your 

Jackie Downing says: "I live in 
Washington, DC and work for Greenpeace 
USA. I basically get paid to travel 
around raising hell to save the planet, 
and I love it. My dad is quitting his job 
and joining the Peace Corps. Life just 
keeps getting more interesting. Peace. 

Another world is possible." 

Ken William writes all the way from 
Vienna, Austria, where he is in his third year 
studying Business Administration. He tells 
everyone that he "would be more than hap- 
py if any of you guys have a chance to pass 
by and say hello." I have run into both Chris 
Pendergast and Jill Welenc on theT. Chris 
is currently in grad school at Berklee and Jill 
was headed for a job interview when I saw 
her, but also working at Restoration 
Hardware. Then there is the happy reunion 

Hilary St. Jean moved in down the 
street from me, as well. 

Adelle Lilly is currently substitute 
teaching in Newbury and Claire Shearman 
is working for the new governor of New 
Hampshire. I am still living with Jessica 
Savage, who works in the Development 
Office at the Rivers School. I am an educa- 
tor at the New England Aquarium. I go out 
to elementary schools and teach kids about 
whales, sharks, penguins and tidepools. Way 
to use my history degree! In related news: 
we have launched a nation wide manhunt 
for some several lost members of the class. 
Read the list and be amazed, these are peo- 
ple that I NEVER would have expected to 
be lost: Tyler Burns, Anthony David 

74 TheArchon * Spun- 2003 

DiCicco, Rachel Gilbert, Toni Karbe. 

This is a serious matter, folks. Anyone with 
any information on the whereabouts of 
these persons should contact me or the 
Development Office ASAP. How else will 
we invite them to reunion? 


Class of 1999 

Stuart William Gilfitten 

Roger Williams University 

RWU Box 5268 

Bristol, RI 02809-2921 

Jessica Sara Recd-Zaplin 

2 1 1 Beacon Street #5C 

Boston, MA 02116 

(617) 261-6655 

Sarah Avalon reports: "Life as a college 
student is wrapping up, but now I am 
preparing myself to continue school from an 
entirely different perspective, as a teacher. 
Mount Holyoke has been and continues to 
be just the right place to expose me to in- 
spiring, passionate, devoted professors and es- 
pecially students - a perfect continuation of 
GDA. I love to keep in touch! Email me at:" 

James Meniates is in the home stretch 
of senior year at Rollins College in Florida. 
Looking forward to finishing up and heading 
back to MA. 

Lindsay Gadd says: "I have returned to 
Colorado College this year after being 
abroad in Freiburg, Germany all last year. I 
will be graduating in May. Like most, I'm 
not quite sure where I will be living or what 
I'll be doing. I saw Andrew Therriault, 
Joel Crawford, Cal Noblitt, Greg Moore 
and Joann Nuygen over Christmas break 
and they all are doing well. Best wishes to 


Class of 2000 

Meghan Kathleen Barry 

Quinnipiac University 

P.O. Box 600 

215 Mount Carmel Avenue 

Hamden, CT 06518 


Catherine E. Correia 

Trinity College 101113 

300 Summit Street 

Hartford, CT 06106-3100 

(860) 291-3240 

Catherine Correira reporting in: I am 
currently in Edinburgh, Scotland studying at 
the U. of Edinburgh. I am having a fantastic 
time. The city is beautiful and lots of fun. I 
have traveled to the Highlands and to 
Dublin, and have a four- week tour of 
Europe planned for my spring break. 

A few weeks ago Eve Seamans came 
down from St. Andrews and hung out with 
me for the day here in Edinburgh. Eve still 
loves studying here in Scotland. I am plan- 
ning on going up there this coming week- 
end. I am hoping she can arrange a Prince 
William sighting! 

Jamie Gilberg is studying in London 
this semester and says it's amazing. She's 
traveled to Paris, but says time is flying by so 
fast. Jamie's semester will be done the begin- 
ning of March. 

Madeline Scheintaub is studying in 
Germany this semester, and just as Jamie is 
leaving Europe, Madeline should just be ar- 

Annie Rickley also wrote to say she is 
studying abroad. She is in Vienna, Austria 
and loves it. She just spent 10 days traveling 
around Germany and is currently looking 
forward to classes even though they are all in 
German! She will also be teaching English 
111 a local school. Annie also wrote that she is 
missing BC but is very glad she decided to 
study abroad and hopes everyone is well. 

Elizabeth Tomasino writes: "I recently 
did my junior recital which went very well. 
I am planning on studying in Italy this sum- 
mer. I am working in a genetics lab, deter- 
mining the entire sequence of the tilapia 
genome (a fish). I am planning on doing a 
senior thesis next year in genetics. I am real- 
ly busy but the lure of Italy is keeping me 
going through the semester." 

Gretchen Gee is enjoying her second 
semester at Wheelock College in Boston and 
is currently planning to meet up with 
Elizabeth in Italy after she is done with class- 
es there this summer. 

Charles Taylor also wrote that he will 
be studying abroad this summer. He is plan- 
ning on doing the summer semester in 
London. Currently at GW, Charles has 

moved into a new apartment and loves it. 
He is playing golf and hockey for the uni- 

Katie Graham writes: "I'm in my third 
year at UVA. The Media Studies Program is 
so much work but I'm learning a lot and 
managing to have a pretty good time while 
I'm at it. This summer I'm heading up to 
New York City for an internship at CBS 
News. I'm really excited about that." I can't 
wait to hear how her summer in NYC goes. 


Class of 2001 

Ian Christopher Hughes 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

600 South Clyde Morris Boulevard 

Daytona Beach, FL 32114 

(904) 226-6580 

Maria Moore 

Johnson and Wales University 

Renaissance Hall, Room 311 

101 Cedar Street 

Providence, RI 02903 

Bahsmoo 1 9@aol. com 

The class of 2001 continues to journey 
on, unrelenting with its intentions set on 
progress. Every day spent advancing through 
the motions of life apart from GDA makes us 
appreciate the remarkable things we and our 
fellow classmates achieved and will accom- 
plish in the future. The testimony lies in our 
stories of today: 

Everyone's dear friend Maria Moore 
reports enthusiastically of her studies in culi- 
nary school. She's been taking classes such as 
meat-cutting, nutrition, beverage service, 
and other related topics. She is currently 
making plans for an externship this summer 
anywhere in the world that she pleases. One 
might say the world is her oyster. 

Catherine Whitney sends word from 
Dickinson. Cheerful as always, she is having 
a wonderful time there. She recently joined 
the sorority Pi Beta Phi and is getting very 
involved in her community. Catherine of 
course misses everyone, and hopes everyone 
is having as good a time as she. 

I was blessed with a brief chat with the 
beautiful Sheana Tucker, who is still attend- 
ing Bates as a psychology major. She appar- 
ently spent her February break interning at 
GDA with Miss Ruhl. She now has fleeting 
thoughts of possibly returning to GDA after 

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college to teach and coach. She too wish- 
es all her best. 

Benjamin Mitchell sends word from 
Wheaton College. He says there's not 
much new to recount at the time, but 
lite goes on. In between keeping up with 
his studies, he is also functioning as a writ- 
ing tutor. Still, he is making plans to go 
abroad to Italy and France this coming 
year. As friendly as always, he "gives a 
shout out to everyone and hopes they are 
all doing well." 

News from St. Lawrence finds Dan 
Lee and Mike Zbriger back to rooming 
with each other after a semester apart. 
They're sharing an apartment with a 
group of hockey players, one being anoth- 
er former GDA student, Russ Mazgut. 
Zbriger spends most of his time on the ice 
with the St. Lawrence Hockey team, and 
earlier this February scored his first Dl 
goal, not to mention the game winner. 
Dan has recently been putting a lot of time 
into organizing a mentoring program, as 
well as filling the esteemed position ofVice 
President for the class of 2(105. Both Dan 
and Mike give a shout out. 

As tor me, it's been quite a ride this last 
year. I still have hopes of becoming an as- 
tronaut, and am majoring in Aerospace 
Engineering. Any time not spent doing 
Differential Equations and Physics is devoted 
to fulfilling my duties as an RA. I've also 
been working a security desk on campus, as 
well as refereeing high school wrestling. I'm 
looking forward to spending a month this 
summer in London and Paris doing a com- 
prehensive study oi the development of 
Modern Physics, without neglecting the 
usual European festivities. My sincere thanks 
to those of you who wrote, and I hope that 
this year has found everyone else in good 
spirits as well. Best of luck in all of your en- 
deavors, and keep in touch. No one has fun 
like the Class oi 


Class of 2002 

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Adrian Elkmann '98, Moritz Picot '02, Mike Woods '02, Felix Elkmann '02, 

Moritz Elkmann '97 

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Despite having only been away from 
Byfield a little less than a year there was a 
great response to the request for updates on 
how everyone is getting along out in the 
world beyond GDA, which is a great sign. 

As always, Marienna Murch is keeping 
herself busy. She wrote that despite "the 
good old New England weather" of this 
winter's she is enjoying life at Harvard where 
she is living in an ideal location in the Yard. 
She remains active in Harvard Model 
Congress and chaired the Historical 
Committee at this winter's conference and 
had Maria Knapp '03 and Andrew Samel 
'03 in her group. She also be traveled to Paris 
with HMC in March to help run the con- 
ference there. She saw a lot of Justin Reese, 
Lars Bjork, and Andrew Storm last sum- 
mer and says that "Harvard is a lot like a big 
GDA in some ways, so I never feel that far 
removed." Her new email is murch@fas. har- 
vard, edu 

Delia Cox wrote that she is enjoying 
life at University of Maryland and is both 
excited and nervous about the start of her 

fust season on the girls lacrosse team there. 

Marj Searles writes in that life at Ohio 
University is "nice and rather slow paced at 
times." She has also taken up fencing and is 
on the team there. 

Angela Romano wrote that she is hav- 
ing a great time at Bentley, the work is keep- 
ing her busy, her roommate is great, and not 
surprisingly, she loves her new softball team. 
It's hard to forget how much Angela loved 
softball. She is also planning on heading to 
Florida for a week of spring training with 
her team. 

Rachelle Dennis wrote that, "I have 
finished my first semester at Colgate and 
can't believe how long it's been since we 
jumped over the wall... I see Chris Mclnnis 
almost every day and we often reminisce 
about GDA. I am also very involved in many 
dance groups on campus." 

Lauren Marsh says she loves 
Gettysburg and that she and her roommate 
are getting along great. She saw a lot ot 
Jenna Binelli and Abby Jastrezbski over 
Christmas break and also had a chance to see 
one of Gabe Winer's hockey games when 
UMass was playing at Merrimack College. 
She says, "I see Joe Caccitore '00 and Peter 
Dervan '99 around campus. It's nice to see 
some old faces in a new place. Sam Talbot 
is keeping busy at UVM where she is skiing 

76 TheArchon** Spring 2003 

whenever she can and is also on equestrian 
team. She says, "I've seen Delia Cox and 
Davy Mullins who is playing hockey for St. 
Michaels right around the corner." 

Rachel Manikian is loving Tulane and 
New Orleans. She's showing off her singing 
skills regularly at an amateur night on 
Bourbon Street and is always really busy 
with her sorority Phi Beta Phi. She writes, 
"Allison Sparks came down from Atlanta 
for Mardi Gras and we had a blast... I am in 
two community service groups. GDA feels 
like another life time ago. I MISS OUR 

Paige Maclennan wrote: "I love my 
school and couldn't be happier... I've met 
the most amazing people here at Union." 
She is also planning on spending a term 
abroad in France next fall. 

Diana Cousins is continuing with her 
passion for theatre and singing at Fordham. 
She wrote: "I recently went on tour with my 
singing group in Philly, DC, Providence, 
and Boston and I was cast m a small role in 
The Wiz' here at Fordham." She is hoping to 
audition with some small theatre companies 
in the near future and says, "I miss the quiet 
country life sometimes, but NYC Rocks!" 

Felix Elkmann says: "I am finishing 
school this spring, finally! In October I will 
be attending Freiburg University, great city. 
If anybody is around in Germany, just stop 
by. Party in Germany is always good. Have 
a good time!" 

Lars Bjork writes that he worked with 
Justin Reese at Brantwood Camp last sum- 
mer and that he is "having fun out here in 
sunny California at Occidental." He also saw 
Marienna Murch and Maria Moore '01 
over break. As for me, England has been go- 
ing great. I have made a lot of good friends 
here and preparation for my A-levels is keep- 
ing me really busy. I have had the opportu- 
nity to do a lot of traveling on my breaks and 
I saw Felix Elkmann and Moritz Picot in 
Germany just before Christmas. We had a 
great time catching up and chatting about 
the old days back at GDA. I got back to 
Boston in February just in time for the 
record snowfall (It doesn't snow at all where 
I am in Britain.) and I saw Ted Chen, Robb 
Morgan, and Yuri Samsonov while at 
home. Until next time. Also a reminder that 
you can add your email adress to our class 
page on the Staying Connected portion of 
the Alumni page of the GDA website. 

Don't Be Shy.. 

Let your classmates know what' 
going on in your life. Write 
news below. 


Send to Sandy Keyes, GDA, Elm St., Byfield, MA 
01922, Fax to 978-462-1319, or email 



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Warren S. Lane '27, died on January 8, 
2003 in Washington, North Carolina. Lane 
graduated from the University of 
Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business 
and spent his career in the footwear industry 
in the Boston area. He retired as vice presi- 
dent and national sales manager of the 
Stetson Shoe Co. in 1 967. A veteran ofWorld 
Wir II, Lane served as a lieutenant in the 
U.S. Navy. He was married to the late 
Jacqueline Bowers Isanogle, and is survived 
by his daughters, Susan Lane Fuss and her 
husband Doug, and Priscilla Lane Jarman 
and her husband Cecil, and four grandchil- 

J. Lyman Belknap '33, ofWolfeboro, NH, 
died on November 23, 2002 of cancer. 

William Dodge '35, died on Dec. 13.2002 
in Westerly, RI. 

Due to an editorial error, the Fall Archon listed 
John G. Dowse '47 as recently deceased. The obit- 
uary should have read as follows: 
Orrin "King" Dowse PG'39 died m July 
2002 in West Chicago, IL. Dowse graduated 
trom Colgate University, served in the U.S. 
Navy during World War II, and then worked 
tor the Buick Division of General Motors 
and the Norris Grain Company of Chicago. 
He is survived by a brother, John G. Dowse 
'47, and several nieces and nephews. 

Phillip D. Shea '41, died on December 10, 
2002 in Marblehead, MA. He is survived by 
his wife, the former Elizabeth Noyes Gould; 
a son, Phillip D.G. ofWestport, Nova Scotia; 
a daughter, Ina-Louise Henkin of Radnor, 
PA; and three grandchildren. Shea, a graduate 
of Harvard University, Yale University's 
Institute of Far East Languages, and the 
University of Geneva's Institute of 
International Studies, was formerly senior 
vice-president of ITT-Sheraton Corporation 
and the Associated Press editor in Boston. He 
served as a captain in the Air Force during 
World War II and in Korea. 

Edgar Potter Maxson '46, died on 
November 11, 2002 at the age of 84 from 
Alzheimer's disease. 

Donald Blodgett '50, of Swamscott died 
during the summer of 2002. A graduate of 
Bowdoin and president of Blodgett and Co., 
he is survived by his wife Alice and children 
Ruth, Amy, Elizabeth, and D.Ward. 

Robert B. Fisher '50, of Bethlehem, PA 

died November 22, 2002. A graduate of 
Lehigh University and an Army intelligence 
officer in the Korean War , Fisher was a cred- 
it manager for Bethlehem Steel Corp. before 
retiring in 1992. Fisher is survived by his 
wife, Phyllis S. (Stewart) Fisher; a son, Robert 
B. Jr.; daughters Allison Armstrong, Elizabeth 
Fisher and Susan Renaldi; and three grand- 

U.S. Army before working as a timekeeper 
for the Bath Iron Works. He is survived by an 
aunt and cousins. 

Keith MacNutt '59, died on September 
26, 2002 in Rochester, NH. A graduate of 
Northeastern University, MacNutt was a su- 
pervisor for Naesco in Seabrook, NH. 

David J. Pearsall '64, died on September 
18, 2002 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. 
He was the husband of Terry Pearsall, the son 
of Jean Robertson of Delray Beach, FL and 
the late David Pearsall, and the stepson of re- 
tired Navy Capt. E. L Robertson. He leaves 
a daughter, Jessilyn Pearsall; three sons, DJ, 
Tony and Jimy Pearsall, all of St. Thomas; a 
brother, Dusty Pearsall of Stuart, FL; and a 
sister, Pam Pearsall ofWashington.A graduate 
of American University, Pearsall was a former 
officer in the Navy and a businessman in the 
Virgin Islands. 

C. Spencer Knapp '66 of Rochester, NY, 
died January 29, 2003 after a long illness. A 
graduate of Denison University, he worked 
as an advance man at the White House dur- 
ing the Ford and Bush administrations. He is 
survived by cousins and many good friends. 

Alonzo A. Gay, '70, died on January 15, 
2003 in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 51 . He 
leaves his brother, Donald F Gay Jr. '67. 

Robert P. Shaw, Jr. '54, died December 24, 
2002 in Bath, ME. Shaw graduated from 
Nichols Junior College and served in the 


The Archon** Spring 2003 79 

a p 

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I long to taste the ocean by running 
my fingers through it. I long to hear its 
waves and smell its salt by looking at it. I 
long to experience everything around me as 
if one sense were missing; I owe at least this 
much to Kevin. 

Our home is so close to the ocean that 
when the tides change and winds shift, the 
air in our house smells of sand and salt. I am 
nothing without this unexplained therapy, 
little more than a helpless girl. Its smell is 
enticing, its taste sharp. Its sight is comfort- 
ing, its touch smooth. But my ocean would 
be quite different if I were not able to hear 
its gentle, unknowing voice whis- 
per to me. Without that sound, 
that sense, I would not be whole. 
Together, my brother and I will 
forever have the ocean swirling 
through our veins. 

Kevin was born with severe 
mental handicaps and without the 
ability to hear. Yet his sharp, strong 
senses take me by surprise, as if 
they are compensating for the 
one that he is missing. He is a true 
thinker, a feeler. He sees with 
such vividness, touches with such grace, 
tastes with such appreciation, smells with 
such richness. These characteristics are 
unknown to him, but astounding to me. 
He hears each sound in the world in every- 
thing else that he does. As a fighter and a 
survivor, he is a true master of his four 
working senses. 

People a s that he has no individ- 

uality merely bee physical dis- 

abilities. It is ed that since he cannot 

hear he cannot express his emotions or have 
any at all. Kevin must take on the world dif- 
ferently than most, so it is believed that he 
is at a disadvantage, and that his world is not 
worth that of others. Ironically, he is the ex- 
act opposite. Because of his deficit, his loss 
of hearing, every other part of his life is 

magnified. When he sees the familiar people 
in his life, everything else stops. His family 
and mentors are all that he has, and he 
knows nothing else than to embrace them 
with genuine love at all times. He often sits 
quietly and watches as the world goes by, 
but then leaps out of his chair when one 
thing strikes him as fascinating. His person- 
ality can take over a room by its subtlety 
and charm, and this makes people look. This 
makes them want to hear more of what he 
has to say. 

I observe him, often. It has been diffi- 
cult not to, since I have never known life 

I can hear, and I can speak. 
But until I see with my hands 

and taste with my eyes, 

all of these senses will merely 

go to waste... 

without him. To me he is nothing more 
than an older brother. I am increasingly able 
to see beyond his limitations, as I come to 
see them as my own. He embraces his silent 
world, his ability to see and feel, transcen- 
dent. I, on the other hand, constantly ignore 
all the sounds and images around me, their 
beauty lost within this fast-pace lifestyle 
that refuses to slow down. Trees in the back- 
yard stand tall and luminous as Kevin gazes 
at them for interminable periods of time. 
Television shows transform from being ba- 
nal dialogues to artistic creations full of di- 
mension and color. Kevin will pull his chair 
just inches from the screen in order to see 
these creations take on new meaning. He 
does not have the luxury of taking such 
things for granted, so he instead sees in 

them what most of us cannot: their depth, 
their light, their hope. 

Kevin admirably embraces every part 
of the world in just this way. He takes the 
time to look deeply at the things that I sim- 
ply pass by: the shoes of the person walking 
next to him, the texture of the seatbelt that 
holds him firmly in place, the smell o( the 
grass in the morning. He dances to music 
with so much enthusiasm, feeling deeply 
within him the beat and the rhythm. He 
could dance all night if he had the chance, 
content with his smooth movements and 
graceful steps. So easy is it to forget that he 
cannot even hear the music. 

My surroundings and vi- 
sions fit neatly together like a 
puzzle - perfectly balanced, per- 
fectly complete. I can look at the 
ocean and see its colorful depic- 
tions of time passing by. I can 
feel waves roll against my feet, 
leaving tears upon the sand un- 
til they fade away with the sun. 
I can hear, and I can speak. But 
until I see with my hands and 
taste with my eyes, all of these 
senses will merely go to waste, and this gift 
that Kevin has given to me will simply be 
forgotten . 

I want to create. I want to learn. I want 
to dream. My challenge will not be in do- 
ing these things but in seeing them, 
smelling them, tasting them, touching 

them. In hearing them. 

Kelsey Shannahan '03 delivered this 
speech in Moseley Chapel on October 23, 
2002. Kelsey served as co-director of the 
Special Olympics Soccer Tournament at 
GDA in the fall. 

80 TheArchon »■ Spring 2003 


— *his year the Academy 
gave a name to a society 
^ which has been building 
over the years, the society of the 
committed who have established 
planned gifts — trusts, bequests — 
for Governor Dummer Academy. 

The name, The Schoolhouse 
Society, is appropriate because 
the dream of Lt. Governor 
William Dummer was launched 
in a little red schoolhouse in 
1763. The enduring future of that 
dream becomes more secure each 
time a friend of Governor 
Dummer Academy steps forward 
with a commitment. 

We will celebrate the vision 
and generosity of members of the 
Schoolhouse Society at a lunch- 
eon in the gallery of the 
Performing Arts Center on May 
10 with Headmaster Marty 
Doggett and the Trustees of the 

Headmaster Emeritus Peter 
Bragdon is heading up the The 
Schoolhouse Society. He wel- 
comes inquiries from those inter- 
ested in joining him in making 
planned gifts to the Academy. 
Call Peter at 603-773-5985 or 

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